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Citizen scientists to help map the Reef

James Cook University is calling for volunteers to help map the seafloor around the Great Barrier Reef to better protect the natural icon.

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Seeing more of Australia's seafloor

Fields of hidden volcanoes, canyons that cut through the continental shelf and oceanic plateaus that rise more than a thousand metres from the deep sea to the surface are just some of the features revealed in never-before-seen detail by new high-resolution bathymetry datasets, now publicly available on the AusSeabed Marine Data Portal.

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GEBCO Symposium in Canberra

The annual Map the Gaps GEBCO Symposium on Bathymetry was held in Canberra, and hosted by Geoscience Australia and Land Information New Zealand.

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The Future of Hydrography

Fugro, a global offshore and onshore geotechnical and survey services company, has developed an excellent YouTube video called 'The Future of Hydrography'.

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Visualising 3D point clouds in PointBox

With the proliferation of 3D point clouds generated by terrestrial and bathymetric lidar, multibeam sonar and photogrammetry methods, the visualising of these 3D point clouds online is becoming more important for end-users, and easier.

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