Characterising the bathymetry and nature of the seabed is a genuine technological challenge of direct interest to all those who use shallow marine waters (0-20 metres deep) in the context of, for example, works installation or navigation.

The B-MAP-SAT project will work on developing a cartographic service based on high and ultra-high resolution satellite imagery to produce bathymetric charts (measuring the ocean depth to determine the seabed topography) and charts of marine habitats in the littoral zone.

The overall developments of B-MAP-SAT will constitute significant progress in terms of monitoring and mapping littoral aquatic environments, particularly relating to capacities for the automated processing and geographical extent of satellite images.

  • - Hytech Imaging, Plouzané  [Project Developer]
  • - Airbus Defence & Space, Toulouse
Research center
  • - OceanSensing and Mapping, Lab-STICC UMR CNRS #6285, ENSTA-Bretagne, Brest
Bpifrance (PIAVE spatial)
Overall budget
340 K€