I’ve reported several times before, on the expertise of Scottish scientists and engineers playing a major role beyond the North Sea:
Scottish Subsea expertise to make billions raising World War 1 and 2 wreck cargoes
Scotland’s sub-sea expertise earns £15 million research fund to work with Japan
Scotland’s tidal energy expertise to help poor communities in South-East Asia
And, now, from Energy Voice today:
‘Scottish offshore survey experts have helped to create a complete digital map of the world’s ocean floor. Working remotely from a control centre in Aberdeen, the Fugro team collected data covering nearly 13, 500 square miles of Atlantic Ocean seabed. The exercise was part of a mammoth project aimed at producing a definitive high resolution bathymetric map – the equivalent of land topography – of the world’s oceans and seas by 2030.’
Until now, only 20% of the world’s ocean floor had been mapped. It is hoped that this new data will lead to better, more-informed, decision-making about developments on and above the world’s ocean floor.
Wonderful map, great to know Scottish workers are helping to fill in the gaps.