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In-situ bathymetry data in shallow waters of the Mexican Caribbean

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posted on 2022-02-24, 19:15 authored by Sergio Cerdeira-EstradaSergio Cerdeira-Estrada, Raul Martell-DuboisRaul Martell-Dubois, Laura Rosique-de la CruzLaura Rosique-de la Cruz, Susana Perera-ValderramaSusana Perera-Valderrama, Hansel Caballero-Aragón, Adriana Mateos-Jasso, Rodolfo Silva, Ismael Mariño-Tapia, María Isabel Cruz López, Rainer Ressl

This dataset represents in-situ bathymetry data collected in shallow waters of the Mexican Caribbean, from Cabo Catoche to Xcalak. The data were collected during seven field campaigns (2010-2016). Bathymetric surveys were carried out using the Garmin GPSmap 541s echo sounder. The information is presented in tables in ASCII format and were used as reference data in the process of validation and modeling of satellite bathymetry derived from the processing of 23 Worldview-2 satellite images (2009-2015). This product is the result of the ArrecifeSAM project, coordinated by CONABIO as part of the Marine-Coastal Information and Analysis System (SIMAR) (


The authors acknowledge the logistical and technical support provided by National Financial Trust Fund for Biodiversity and National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO), National Commission of Natural Protected Areas Mexico (CONANP), National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM (UASA Marine Science and Limnology Institute, Science Faculty - Academic Unit Sisal), and Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV-Mérida, IPN).


This research was funded by the National Financial Trust Fund for Biodiversity, the National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO), and the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) in Mexico.