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Creating the first map of the world's ocean floor

The ability to imagine the contours of the ocean floor led cartographer Marie Tharp to forever change our understanding of the forces shaping the planet. Revealed to the world in 1977, this is the first map of the Earth's ocean floor. Today we know more about the topography of the Moon and Mars than we do about our own planet's sea floor.

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3D satellite mapping of Coral Sea reefs

A James Cook University researcher in Cairns has completed detailed 3D depth maps of Australia’s Coral Sea reefs, shedding new light on the likely distribution of coral diversity and sea life in the area.

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No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Flight 370

The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including coastal Australians, air and sea travelers and scientists trying to understand ancient changes to the earth's crust.

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High accuracy multibeam training course at Port of Brisbane

Acoustic Imaging conducted their 3rd Annual High Accuracy Multibeam Training Course in Brisbane from 17 to 21 Nov 2014. Doug and Nicole Bergersen from Acoustic Imaging and Richard Hill from QPS provided the instruction, together with co-hosting from the Port of Brisbane at the Port Office and Visitors Centre.

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3D Reef map project scoops awards

A James Cook University project to develop a high-resolution depth model for the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea has taken out the honours at the Queensland Spatial Excellence Awards presented by the Spatial Industries Business Association.

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