Seefeld, Germany, 8 March 2018 – EOMAP announces today that it has successfully provided current high-resolution Satellite Derived Bathymetry for the European EMODnet Bathymetry. EMODnet Bathymetry is a consortium of 41 European hydrographic offices and Oceanographic institutions, research centres and commercial data providers.
Up-to-date, high-resolution bathymetric data is increasingly important for a large number of applications, such as hydrodynamic modelling, sediment transport, cable routing, coastal planning, resource exploration and military and defence. The EMODnet Bathymetry portal offers access to high resolution sampled grid of bathymetric survey data and meta information provided by the network partners. These data are being harmonized and used to create a seamless European bathymetric grid.
“EOMAP as a key partner of EMODnet Bathymetry provides high-resolution satellite derived bathymetry for shallow water and supports our European wide bathymetric data grid in areas poorly, if not at all covered by conventional surveyed data. In previous releases these areas were interpolated with potentially high uncertainties. Now, with using Satellite Derived Bathymetry information, the Digital Terrain Model (DTM) product is constrained by physically derived data in these areas, providing much higher detail,” explains Thierry Schmitt, project coordinator at EMODnet Bathymetry.
EMODnet Bathymetry applies SeaDataNet standards and services for discovery and access to its bathymetric data resources. SeaDataNet is the leading infrastructure in Europe for marine and ocean data management.
“Satellite Derived Bathymetry derives fit-for-purpose grid resolutions within a limited budget and with the benefits of creating extended coverage within short time. It also creates bathymetric data without physically being in the area of survey. EOMAP’s Satellite Derived Bathymetry data have been integrated into the EMODnet Bathymetry portal for shallow water regions of the Spanish Mediterranean Coast, the Greek Aegean Sea and parts of Libya,” explains Dr. Knut Hartmann, Director Client Services at EOMAP.
”In the recent past we have been awarded competitive contracts by hydrographic offices and the offshore industry. From day one, developing and deploying new technology has been a key focus for us. We are very proud that leading marine and hydrographic institutions acknowledge our innovative approach of longstanding technology developments and the quality of our products and services.”
EOMAP will be exhibiting and presenting at Oceanology International 2018 in London from 13 - 15 March 2018 (stand C200). EOMAP will also be part of EMODnet’s workshop on “A Harmonised Digital Bathymetry for European Seas” on 13 March 2018. Oceanology International is the world’s leading forum where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the ocean technology and marine science communities.