Rob's blog

Aboriginal settlement in Australia was no accident

James Cook University researchers working to solve the mystery of how Aboriginal people first reached Australia say the earliest people didn’t get here by accident, but made deliberate voyages to reach the new land.

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Undersea maps reveal GBR in unprecedented detail

High-resolution seafloor maps released today show 1.5 million square kilometres of Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef in unprecedented detail.

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Map the Gaps, a GEBCO Symposium on Bathymetry

This week was the very successful Map the Gaps, a GEBCO Symposium on Bathymetry, held in Busan, South Korea. The symposium theme was "The world’s oceans are being mapped, one sounding at a time. Join us and hear from technologists, innovators, researchers and makers about mapping the last frontier: our oceans".

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Mapping the Great Barrier Reef with cameras, drones and NASA tech

New and old technologies reveal what's killing Australia's great marine wonder.

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Navy's SeaBat T50-R multibeam sea trial

The Royal Australian Navy's Hydrographic Ships Leeuwin and Melville are based in Cairns, North Queensland. These 71 m long ships enable the Australian Hydrographic Service to collect high-quality bathymetry data within Australia's regional seas. I was invited onboard HMAS Leeuwin to observe the new RESON SeaBat T50-R multibeam sea trial.

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