Global Wave Heatmap

One of the main [criteria in our location study]( is the worst-case wave height. Oceanography student Martin emailed us the [KNMI Wave Atlas](, which is a global heatmap of wave & wind data, trends, and variability, based on data from 1957 – 2006, at 1.5×1.5 degree resolution.

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Fun with Google Earth


* [KMZ file of Seamounts](
* [KMZ file of EEZs](

And have fun looking at all the seamounts in international waters. Unfortunately, many of them do not have depth available – we will have to intersect with other bathymetric databases. But some do, like Josephine Seamount, just outside Spain’s EEZ, which has a depth of 150-170m.

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