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NOAA S-102 Bathymetric Surface Data

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S-102 is a data and metadata encoding specification that is part of the S-100 Universal Hydrographic Data Model, an international standard for hydrographic data exchange. This collection of data contains bathymetric surfaces from NOAA/NOS/OCS National Bathymetric Source, for various U.S. coastal and offshore waters and the great lakes. These datasets are encoded as HDF5 files conforming to the S-102 specification.

Update Frequency

Irregular, updated when new data is available.


Open Data. There are no restrictions on the use of this data.


Managed By

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How to Cite

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Resources on AWS

  • Description
    NOAA S-102 Bathymetric Surface Datasets
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls --no-sign-request s3://noaa-s102-pds/
    Browse Bucket
  • Description
    NOAA S-102 Bathymetric Surface New Object Notification
    Resource type
    SNS Topic
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region

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