14 January 2021

New EMODnet Bathymetry Data Product Release

Upgraded version of the highly popular EMODnet Bathymetry Digital Terrain Model


On behalf of all partners and associated collaborators, EMODnet Bathymetry is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of the EMODnet Bathymetry Digital Terrain Model (DTM). 

The EMODnet DTM is already widely used in a whole range of applications, from marine science to sustainable ocean governance and blue economy activities. This new DTM version benefits from significant developments and expert inputs in 2020, including new data gathering, reprocessed data, thorough selection of the best data source and use of innovative bathymetric sensors (such as Satellite Derived Bathymetry). It allows users to visualise bathymetric features with greater detail, in addition to providing a powerful 3D visualisation functionality covering all European seas, into the Arctic and Barents Sea, and greater accuracy along European coastlines, thanks to the integration of both in water and satellite datasets. It is available free of charge for viewing and downloading, and sharing by OGC web services from the EMODnet Bathymetry portal*.

“We are releasing the EMODnet Bathymetry 2020 DTM product, at the dawn of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for sustainable development, as a clear proof of the European contribution to the world seabed mapping effort. With this upgraded version of the EMODnet Bathymetry DTM, we allow users to have an easy and free access to high quality bathymetric data which can drastically improve their work.”, declared Thierry Schmitt from SHOM (Service hydrographique et océanographique de la marine), the French Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service, Coordinator of EMODnet Bathymetry.
EMODnet DTM 2018 along the coasts of Greece.
EMODnet DTM 2018 along the coasts of Greece.


EMODnet DTM 2020 along the coasts of Greece (with new survey tracks highlighted)
EMODnet DTM 2020 along the coasts of Greece (with new survey tracks highlighted).

* Please note that EMODnet is in the process of providing a central access point to its data and data products through the Central Portal in the coming months. More information will be available soon via


Read the full press release 


Visit the EMODnet Bathymetry Portal


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