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SeaClear Project Develops Robots to Pick Up Litter Underwater

As part of a European cooperative project, a team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is developing a robotic system that uses machine learning methods to locate and collect waste underwater. The seas and oceans currently contain somewhere between 26 million and 66 million tonnes of plastic waste, most of which is lying on the seafloor. This represents an enormous threat to marine plants and animals and to the ecological balance of the seas. 

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TCarta Global Sat-Derived Bathymetry

TCarta Marine, a global provider of hydrospatial solutions, has introduced a global satellite-derived bathymetry (G-SDB) product line developed with a new seafloor depth measurement technique that leverages machine learning and NASA ICESat-2 laser data. The first G-SDB offering covers the entire Red Sea–available now–with additional data sets to be rolled out through the end of this year. The commercial TCarta

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Fugro Part of Remote Sat Seafloor Mapping

Fugro is participating in an EU co-funded research and innovation project to develop a remote solution for global satellite-derived seafloor mapping. The three-year project, named “4S” (Satellite Seafloor Survey Suite), will develop an online cloud-based solution that will use highly automated Earth-observation algorithms and workflows to remotely map and monitor seafloor habitats, morphology and shallow-water bathymetry. Fugro will lead the

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Data from Uncharted Waters Provides Key Insights into Glacial Melting Processes

Seabed 2030

New bathymetric and oceanographic data collected by an international team of ocean scientists provide important insights into the processes that are controlling the rapid loss of the Greenland Ice Sheet over the last four decades. The ground-breaking data, published in the Nature Journal Communications Earth & Environment, will be contributed to The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, which aims to have

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