Kolbeinseyjarhryggur and adjacent area

Survey years: 2002 og 2004.

The multibeam measurements in the year 2002 were made in a joint expedition of the Marine Research Institute (MRI), the National Energy Authority (NEA) and the Science Institute of the University of Iceland. Seabed mapping was made in Eyjafjarðaráll, Kolbeinseyjarhryggur (just north of Kolbeinsey), Skjálfandadjúp and Skjálfandi.

The multibeam measurements in the year 2004 were made on behalf of the Science Institute in a German expedition; a rental project on RV Árni Friðriksson. Seabed mapping was added in Kolbeinseyjarhryggur, Skjálfandadjúp and Öxarfjörður.

Post-processing: Raw data is processed and gridded in Caris HIPS & SIPS software with 20 x 20 m cell size in ISN2004 projection.

Multibeam data:
1. Compressed text file (lat, long, depth):   -download part 1download part 2.
2. Raster file, geotiff image:   -download

The multibeam data is not processed with regard to use for navigational map.

Any use of data or maps from this website shall be cited to its origin with the following text:
Based on data from Marine and Freshwater Research Institute in Iceland.

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