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Latest articles on the theme of Hydrographic Data Acquisition & Processing

Sentinel-2 Coastal Charting Worldwide

It is widely and wrongly assumed that the world’s coastal regions have been surveyed in detail by modern techniques and that the resulting nautical charts are an accurate reflection of the nature of the seabed. This optimistic approac... (read more)

How Robotic Technology Officially Identified the World War II Submarine S-28 Gravesite

After 75 years, and using advanced imaging technology, ocean explorer Tim Taylor and his Lost 52 Expedition Team have officially discovered the final resting place of the 49 sailors of the US submarine S-28 (SS-133) off Oahu, Hawaii. T... (read more)

How the Seafloor of the Antarctic Ocean is Changing

Experts have reconstructed the depth of the Southern Ocean at key phases in the last 34 million years of the Antarctic’s climate history. The glacial history of the Antarctic is currently one of the most important topics in climate re... (read more)

EMODnet Bathymetry Now Offers Highest Resolved Bathymetric Worldwide Layout

Bathymetry, the topography of the seafloor, is a fundamental feature of the ocean. Accurate bathymetric data is the foundation for much of ocean science and policy. For example, nautical charts are based on these data to ensure safe ship na... (read more)

Editor's Choice

A selection of articles for this theme by Wim van Wegen.

Mapping Underwater Terrain with Bathymetric Lidar

High-resolution bathymetric surveys support aquaculture research and increase navigational safety. In a case study, Tim Webster reports how this is done at Cape John Peninsula in Canada. In a second case study, Carol Lockhart describes a pr... (read more)

Research Expedition to Map Scottish Seabed

Newly developed 3D imaging technology has allowed scientists to map Darwin Mounds, a unique area of cold-water coral reefs off the coast of Scotland, to see whether it has recovered since being declared a Marine Protected Area six... (read more)

This is NOAA’s Plan for Deep Ocean Mapping of US Waters

NOAA is using a systematic approach to map all US waters in support of Seabed 2030 objectives and to contribute to the complete mapping of the world’s oceans in the next ten years. Mapping within US waters is a national goal that will... (read more)

AI Making Waves in the Maritime Field

Andy Hoggarth’s role at the helm of BD at CARIS is to understand trends in the business space industry as it evolves and to translate these from idea to product. Given the spectrum of his expertise, he reflects on the current state of... (read more)

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