Multibeam Data Stewardship for the US Academic Research Fleet
Multibeam Advisory Committee (MAC) promotes best practices, cookbooks, and resources for multibeam data acquisition.
Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) Program provides fleet-wide management of underway data to ensure preservation of, and access to data acquired with the US Academic Research Fleet.
Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) a trusted data repository that provides free public access to a curated collection of marine geophysical data products and complementary data related to understanding the formation and evolution of the seafloor and sub-seafloor.
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) multibeam archive.
IHO Data Centre for Digital Bathymetry (IHO DCDB) consists primarily of unedited single and multibeam bathymetric data contributed by industry, government, academia, and crowdsource efforts. These data are a public resource that are routinely used to produce improved, regional and global bathymetric maps and grids in support of science and exploration.
Compiled Elevation Data Sources
General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO): global ocean floor bathymetric data sets, operated under the auspices of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).
Smith & Sandwell satellite predicted bathymetry.
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
NASA’s Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer global DEM (ASTER) provides 30 m resolution of terrestrial areas throughout the world
USGS National Elevation Dataset (NED) provides to 10 m resolution in some areas of the US.
International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO)
SCAR Subglacial Topographic Model of the Antarctic (BEDMAP).
Legacy Documents, Papers and Reports
A paper describing the tiling method and procedures used for creating and serving the GMRT (Ryan et al., 2009) was published in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.
MGDS abstract about GMRT from AGU Fall 2007
NSF-Funded Legacy Project Summary (2005)
Report on Ridge Multibeam Synthesis in the April 2004 Ridge2000 Newsletter.
NSF Award Abstract - #9911659 New Content and Functionality for the RIDGE Multibeam Synthesis