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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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Mapping sediment plumes using multibeam

Sediments and sand can often become suspended in the water column for a variety of different factors. This is often referred to as a plume. The concentration of suspended sediment in the water column (turbidity) defines the density and extent of the plume.

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Mapping the great unknown: the ocean floor

The disappearance of MH370 has highlighted just how little we know about the ocean floor. Yet the race is on to map, and even Google Street View, the three quarters of the Earth’s surface that lies beneath the waves.

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