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. The IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book includes input from a number of individuals and organizations, all of whom are experts in their respective fields. It is aimed to update and extend the IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book with new contributions as they become available. The IHO-IOC GEBCO 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. Further details can be found on the Cook Book Working Group web pages hosted at NOAA.
The Cook Book includes a wide range of topics, for example:
- gathering data
- data cleaning
- gridding examples
- software overviews
For more information, please visit http://www.gebco.net/data_and_products/gebco_cook_book/