International Bathymetric Chart of the Southern Ocean (IBCSO) Expert Group



A new Antarctic map, “Bathymetry and Geological Setting of the Drake Passage”, has just been released.  This SCAR product represents an international collaborative effort coordinated by the Spanish Geological Survey (IGME) and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), working together with the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) and the United States Antarctic Program (USAP)

The full news release can be found here.

For more details on this SCAR product, see the Drake Passage Bathymetry Map page.



A Poster presentation on the status of the project was presented at XXII ISAES, 16 July 2015.

Open the poster here.



The International Bathymetric Chart of the Southern Ocean (IBCSO) v1.0 was released

See the Release Paper here and check here for data access! 

The printed IBCSO map is available at NGDC.