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Recap: Industry Role in Seabed 2030, MTS Virtual Event

GEBCO

In order to achieve the ambitious goal of mapping the world’s oceans by the year 2030, the combined efforts of marine technologists and scientists from around the world will be needed to develop and deploy the next generation of ocean mapping technology. Responding to this challenge, the Marine Technology Society (MTS) D.C. section and headquarters office held a virtual conference in

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New Genus of Giant Single-Celled Organism Found in Deep Pacific

Abyssalia

Two new genera and four new species of giant, single-celled xenophyophores (protozoans belonging to a group called the foraminifera) were discovered in the deep Pacific Ocean during a joint project between scientists at the National Oceanography Centre, U.K. (NOC), the University of Hawaii and the University of Geneva. “Moana” (meaning “the sea”) has inspired the name ‘”Moanammina” for one of the new

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Fast-Moving Undersea Waterfalls Control Submarine Channels

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New research led by the U.K. National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has discovered how fast-moving waterfalls under the sea control the shape and behavior of submarine channels. These underwater channels are the offshore equivalents of rivers, but can be much larger. Submarine channels can extend for tens to thousands of kilometers offshore, providing an important conduit for the transfer of sediment,

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Nigeria’s First Regional Multi-Client, Multibeam Seafloor Study

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TDI-Brooks International Inc., under contract to TGS, has completed the multibeam phase offshore the Niger Delta for a survey that took place in water depths of 750 to 3,500 m. This is Nigeria’s first regional multi-client multibeam and seafloor sampling study. TDI-Brooks’ RV Gyre acquired 82,000 sq. km of high-resolution hull-mounted multibeam echosounder data. During the multibeam data collection a

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MSGBC Basin Analysis

TDI-Brooks International Inc. (under contract to TGS) has completed the offshore seep-hunting surface geochemical analysis and geotechnical campaign of the MSGBC Basin, from Northern Senegal throughthe Gambia and AGC zone, into Guinea-Bissau, down to the Guinea transform fault. TDI-Brooks’ RV Gyre acquired 80,000 sq. km of high-resolution multibeam echosounder bathymetry and performed the offshore advanced analysis where 80 active hydrocarbon

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