View our bathymetry data in Google Earth!


View our bathymetry data in Google Earth! Find out how here.


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C-SCAMP Featured in Guy Harvey Magazine


The work being done by the C-SCAMP team was highlighted in a feature article in the Guy Harvey Magazine's Fall 2018 issue!


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Essential Habitats and their Fish Communities


After an area is mapped and we have high resolution multibeam bathymetry and backscatter, a subsequent cruise uses the C-BASS to image the bottom. This provides data on the states of reef fish and sea turtle populations as well as detailed information about habitat.


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Integrating Technologies


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.


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Mapping New Areas on the WFS


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.


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C-BASS: A Towed Camera System for Visual Reef Fish Abundance Estimates and Benthic Habitat Assessment


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Partnering with FIO and FWRI


Our partners in this project inlcude FIO, the Florida Institute of Oceanography, and FWRI, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, both housed right next door to our offices. The two vessels used for mapping and C-BASS (imaging) surveys on the West Florida Shelf (WFS) are the R/V Weatherbird II and R/V Bellows which are commissioned though FIO. 


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Benthic Habitat Mapping

Benthic Habitat Mapping

Where are the areas of necessity?

Multibeam bathymetry and backscatter maps are ground-truthed using footage from the C-BASS and detailed habitat maps indicating essential reef fish and sea turtle habitat can then be developed.

Advanced Technology

Advanced Technology

Learn more about the instrumentation being used in this project.

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