Our Mapping Journey
Covering 71% of the Earth’s surface the marine and coastal domain should not have fallen behind its terrestrial counterpart when it came to having fit-for-purpose digital base mapping. Surprisingly though back in 1996, when terrestrial base mapping was widely available for use in GIS, there was no such thing for marine. Thanks to the efforts and foresight of our team back then, we decided to do something about it by releasing the first ever marine base mapping specifically for use in GIS. Now in its third generation and renamed Marine Themes, OceanWise’s marine mapping products and services have continued to underpin offshore renewal energy development, marine spatial planning and licensing, and whole lot more for over 20 years!
Click the link below to read all about the journey that OceanWise personnel have been on to bring modern marine geospatial data – or as we called it back then – ‘hydrospatial’ data – to fruition. With incremental improvements over time, and greater availability geographically (for example in the Middle East and Europe), it remains the only intelligent, accurate and reliable marine mapping available. Using our expertise and market experience, we continue to invest in improvements to ensure Marine Themes remains at the forefront of user requirements.