Globe (GLobal Oceanographic Bathymetry Explorer) Software

GLOBE (GLobal Oceanographic Bathymetry Explorer) is an innovative application for processing and displaying oceanographic data. GLOBE offers processing and display solutions of multi-sensor data within a single 3D environment represented as a globe.

Currently the software is mainly used for processing, analysing and displaying acoustic data, as well as moving tectonic plates.

Developed in Java, GLOBE is a multiplatform application (Windows, Linux, Mac for PLACA) whose architecture allows users to develop and add with ease new modules for processing and visualizing data.

More detailled description and installation procedure can be found on Ifremer's fleet site

Globe source code is available on Ifremer's gitlab repository




Bathymetry, acoustics, swath mapping, data processing, Digital Terrain Model, DTM, grid, EMODnet, seafloor, elevation, water column, placa, placa4D, seafloor depth, ocean depth


Alternative access to data

Globe Linux V1.16.15
2 GoExecutable
Globe Windows V2.5.4
1 GoExecutable
How to cite
Poncelet Cyrille, Billant Gael, Corre Marie-Paule, Saunier Anthony (2024). Globe (GLobal Oceanographic Bathymetry Explorer) Software. SEANOE.

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