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The IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book

The IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book
The IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book ©

GEBCO aims to provide the most authoritative publicly available bathymetric data sets for the world's oceans.

In order to assist and encourage further participation in bathymetric grid development work, GEBCO has created a technical reference manual, the IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book, on how to build bathymetric grids.

Access a copy of the GEBCO Cook Book from web pages hosted at the US Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry.

A wide range of topics are included, for example

  • gathering data
  • data cleaning
  • gridding examples
  • software overviews

The Cook Book includes input from a number of individuals and organisations, all of whom are experts in their respective fields. It is aimed to update and extend it with new contributions as they become available.

The Cook Book is maintained and made available by the Chairperson of the GEBCO Cook Book Working Group, Dr Karen Marks, at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry.

On behalf of the project, GEBCO's bathymetric grids are maintained and made available by BODC.

General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO)      International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)      Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)