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General
Data set name

NLHO, Digital bathymetric and ancilliary data of the Continental Shelf of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean Sea

Data holding centreRoyal Netherlands Navy, Hydrographic Service
CountryNetherlands  Netherlands
Time period1990-present
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Waters surrounding the Continental Shelf of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Sea level; Atmospheric visibility and transparency; Air pressure; Air temperature; Cloud cover height and extent; Atmospheric humidity; Wind strength and direction; Bathymetry and Elevation; Sediment grain size parameters; Side-scan sonar; Sound velocity and travel time in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Geological sample magnetic, electrical and acoustic properties

Instruments

Meteorological packages; sidescan sonars; single-beam echosounders; multi-beam echosounders; acoustic backscatter sensors

Description 
Summary

Routine hydrographic surveys cover the Continental Shelf of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean Sea. All bathymetry is reduced to chart datum. Data are maintained in digital databases.

OriginatorsRoyal Netherlands Navy, Hydrographic Service
Data web sitehttp://www.hydro.nl
Availability 
OrganisationRoyal Netherlands Navy, Hydrographic Service
AvailabilityLicence; distribution cost charge
ContactNot supplied (The Hydrographer of the Royal Netherlands Navy)
Address

Royal Netherlands Navy, Hydrographic Service
Frederikkazerne Gebouw 32 Van der Burchlaan 31
The Hague

2597 PC
Netherlands

Telephone+31 70 3162800
Facsimile+31 70 3162843
Emailinfo@hydro.nl
Administration 
Collating centreNational Oceanographic Data Committee
Local identifier20008003
Global identifier3003
Last revised2009-03-16