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Sea Floor Map

Discovering the topology of our planet's seafloor

By University of Sydney

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  • Environment & Sustainability

The University of Sydney researchers from the Earthbyte Group collaborated with data experts from National ICT Australia (NICTA) to develop a new map of the seafloor. The new map was created over the course of half a century from samples obtained on research ships. 

It has been designed specifically for scientists to be able to garner a greater understanding of how oceans have responded, and will continue to respond, to environmental change.

Ultimately, the map has thrown up several questions that show we do not yet fully understand the marine carbon cycle, but this will now be the source of future research projects.

Last updated: 14th of September, 2015

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