Investigator produces its first Tasmanian sea floor maps

(11 December 2014) Over the past few weeks hydrographers on board Australia’s new Marine National Facility research vessel, Investigator, have created the first 3-D images of the ocean floor around Tasmania.

Investigator is equipped with sonar that will map the sea floor in 3-D to any depth, and a sub-bottom profiling system that can look further up to 100 metres into the actual sea bed, to determine its composition,” the manager of the Geophysical Survey and Mapping Team at CSIRO, Dr Tara Martin said.

The CSIRO website has the story.