For the Hydrographic portal the following approach has been applied:
In a consecutive call in June 2009 a second batch of preparatory actions were issued, including the Seabed Mapping Lot. The overall objectives of the Seabed Mapping Lot are to fill gaps in the EU’s low-resolution bathymetry map and to assemble a complete inventory of high resolution seabed mapping data held by public and private bodies. The Seabed Mapping Lot was awarded in June 2010 to the same consortium that has been extended with 3 extra partners. This has as added-value that the digital bathymetry of the Seabed Mapping Lot is produced with a methodology which is overall consistent with the methodology as applied for the Hydrography Lot. And these data products can be integrated seamlessly in the Hydrography portal giving users a unique ad harmonised access. The Seabed Mapping Lot is producing bathymetric data products for the following maritime basins:
This Final Report describes the activities that have taken place in the Development and build phase 1 (M1-M12), the Test and monitor phase 2 (M13-M18) and the Upgrade phase 3 (M19- M24) of the EMODnet HYdrography project. The report describes the progress made with each of the 5 Work Packages and in a separate section it also gives conclusions and recommendations. As Annex an inventory is attached of the bathymetric datasets that have been gathered and collated in the project for the 3 target areas as input for the Digital Terrain Models. The results of the EMODnet Seabed Mapping project are reported in separate reports.