The use of bathymetric data in society and science: A review from the Baltic Sea
(English)Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
Bathymetry, the underwater topography, is a fundamental property of oceans, seas and lakes. As such it is important for a wide range of applications, like physical oceanography, marine geology, geophysics and biology or the administration of marine resources. The exact requirements users may have regarding bathymetric data are, however, unclear. Here, the results of a questionnaire survey and a literature review are presented, concerning the use of Baltic Sea bathymetric data in research and for societal needs. It is demonstrated that there is a great need for detailed bathymetric data, which cannot be satisfied by the digital bathymetric models publicly available, despite of the abundance of high quality bathymetric data that are produced for safety of navigation purposes. Our study shows that DBMs based on such data could substantially improve the base data for administrative decision making as well as the possibilities for marine research in the Baltic Sea.
bathymetry, coastal environment, mapping, geospatial data, Baltic Sea
Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Research subject Marine Geoscience
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-57233OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-57233DiVA: diva2:414769