Charting uncharted waters: Bathymetry in action

14 February 2024
GPS World

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The Florida Seafloor Mapping Initiative (FSMI) is a global initiative aimed at acquiring bathymetric survey data using lidar technologies to create a high-resolution seafloor surface model of Florida’s coastal waters by 2026.

This project has led to the development of sensors and alternative techniques for measuring depths, a process that has evolved from centuries-old methods like leadline measurements.

The Great Blue Hole, the largest marine sinkhole in the world, is a significant part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.