The “bathymetry” challenge aims to produce a digital map of water depth covering the whole sea basin.
This information should include:
- uncertainty in water depth
- indication on priority areas for surveying for safer navigation taking into account emerging needs.
The workflow is made of three major activities:
Activity 1: to search for upstream data to meet challenge requirements
- Bathymetric data sets or paper charts covering the Black Sea and Azov Sea;
- High resolution coastline
- GIS layer of ports and navigational canals in the sea basins in order to identify the priority areas of surveying for safer navigation.
Activity 2: to build and analyze data base, produce challenge outputs for GIS use
Activity 3: to deliver checkpoint information, and report assessment in results in the Literature Survey and Data Adequacy Reports.
- Institute of Оceanology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, IO-BAS, Bulgaria (Leader)
- Collecte Localisation Satellites, CLS, France
- Which input information is looked for, discoverable ?
The Challenge will collect data from several programs and portals: EMODnet, GEBCO, NOAA, National and EU funding projects, Paper charts
- Are data sets accessible ?
The Challenge will provide information on the data availability in a standardized way plus terms of access and use.
- How appropriate for use are the data ?
The Challenge will provide information on the data appropriateness in standardized way plus descriptive text of strengths and weakness regarding the appropriateness of upstream data used. It will include a rationale for non selection of unused input data.