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Data set name

INFOMAR Seabed Survey Bathymetry around Ireland

Data holding centreGeological Survey of Ireland
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time period1999
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Irish Continental Shelf

Observations 
Parameters

Date and time; Bathymetry and Elevation

Instruments

Multi-beam echosounders

Description 
Summary

The INtegrated Mapping FOr the Sustainable Development of Ireland's MArine Resource (INFOMAR) programme is a joint venture between the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) and the Marine Institute (MI). The programme is the successor to the Irish National Seabed Survey (INSS) and concentrates on creating integrated mapping products related to the seabed. Bathymetry is the study of underwater depth of sea or ocean floors. In other words, bathymetry is the underwater equivalent to hypsometry or topography. This raster data is a measurement of water depth to the seabed.

OriginatorsGeological Survey of Ireland
Marine Institute
Data web sitehttp://www.isde.ie/#/e06b50ea-4ced-451b-8ca3-cc5c68800236
Availability 
OrganisationGeological Survey of Ireland
AvailabilityLicence
ContactArchie Donovan (Geologist)
Address

Geological Survey of Ireland
Beggars Bush Barracks 25 Haddington Road
Dublin

Dublin 4
Ireland

Telephone+353 1 678 2000
Facsimile+353 1 668 1782
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierEL.IE.GSI.INFOMAR.Bathymetry
Global identifier6512
Last revised2015-09-14