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California Coast State Waters Mapping Project

Fugro Pelagos, part of a specialist team comprising academic, industry and government members, participated in this ground-breaking program to map California's State Waters.

From the press release, April 16, 2007:


Half Moon Bay, Calif. - The California Ocean Protection Council and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Sanctuary Program today announced findings revealing unprecedented detailed imagery of the seafloor, including in areas of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary off Half Moon Bay, where the famed "Mavericks" waves are among the largest in the Continental United States.

The California Coast State Waters Mapping Project allows scientists for the first time to see highly detailed, three-dimensional images of the seafloor off California's coast. New data illustrates the rugged seafloor conditions surrounding Mavericks more clearly and helps better explain ocean ecosystems and underwater activities like large waves and earthquakes.

View entire press release (PDF).

Click here to go to related site with mapping project images.

View an illustrated poster summary of the project (PDF).

View full image of survey area (PDF).





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