January 27, 2022

First Digital Geological Map of the World’s Ocean Floor Released, Access 3D Interactive Map Online

From Laboratory News:

Geologists have used geological data sets from ships to produce the world’s first digital map of the seafloor’s lithology.

The map, produced by a team from the University of Sydney’s School of Geosciences, shows more complex geological features and significant differences in the global lithological distribution from earlier maps.


In the study, published in the journal Geology, the team analysed 14,500 seafloor samples – collected over half a century – from research ships and applied algorithms to turn the data into a continuous digital map.

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See Also: NICTA and University of Sydney Creates World First Digital Map of Seafloor Geology

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