This year has already boasted a busy field schedule with more to come through to October. Since last December, we have completed five multibeam and two C-BASS cruises. Our last two mapping excursions are scheduled for mid-August and September and the last C-BASS cruise will be in October.
The C-SCAMP group at the University of South Florida's College of Marine Science acquired a new multibeam system (RESON Seabat 7125) which will be used to produce extremely high resolution multibeam bathymetry and backscatter data.
Success of this project truly relies on the integration of many different technologies. The first step is the mapping process to obtain multibeam bathymetry which requires several data streams from the echosounder, GPS, POS MV, and tidal information among others.