Bathymetric data is used in a wide variety of applications, such as:

  • safety of navigation - both commercial vessels and small craft
  • resource exploitation - fishing, minerals, alternative energy sector
  • environmental protection and management
  • maritime boundary delimitation
  • maritime defence and security
  • tsunami flood and inundation modelling
  • coastal zone management
  • tourism – defining the areas available for cruise ships and for coastal activities

Here we outline some areas to which crowd sourced bathymetry is specifically well suited, and some of the projects that we have been involved in.