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MBARI and 3D at Depth collaborate to advance seafloor mapping technology
In a bid to uncover the secrets of the deep seafloor, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) has joined forces with 3D at Depth, a leading expert in commercial subsea Lidar technology. This dynamic partnership aims to revolutionize seafloor mapping by developing an advanced subsea Lidar system.
Imaging the structure of the deep seafloor is crucial for comprehending the biology and ecology of the largest living space on our planet. However, only approximately 20% of the ocean floor has been mapped at a resolution suitable for scientific study.
Over the past decade, MBARI has collaborated with 3D at Depth to develop innovative tools utilizing Lidar technology for seafloor mapping. This partnership aims to create the next generation of subsea Lidar technology capable of generating highly detailed and high-resolution maps of underwater features.