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.
More about EOMAP
EOMAP is a world leading company for remote sensing services for coastal and marine applications. Data services include the provision of shallow water bathymetric data / Satellite Derived Bathymetry, ecological and geomorphological mapping of seabed and coast and the continuous monitoring of water properties worldwide. Clients include coastal and offshore industry, governmental agencies and hydrographic offices, academia and international initiatives. EOMAP holds offices in Germany and Australia serving clients globally. EOMAP’s technology and services have been awarded the Copernicus Award in 2011 and 2013 and the Geospatial World Award in 2017.
More about EMODnet Bathymetry
The EMODnet Bathymetry portal is being developed in the framework of the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) as initiated by the European Commission.
It provides a service for viewing and downloading a harmonized Digital Terrain Model (DTM) for the European sea regions that is generated by the EMODnet Bathymetry partnership on the basis of an increasing number of bathymetric data sets. These are managed as survey data sets and composite DTMs by data providers from government and research. Services for discovery and requesting access to these data sets are provided as well.