Information about seafloor mapping with a focus on Massachusetts.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Don't Forget Gloria
Virtually all of the work I do is concentrated in state waters. But it's good to keep tabs on the major efforts that have been conducted in the region.
After the EEZ was declared in 1983, the USGS started mapping it. The focus was on deep waters (>200 meters) due to equipment limitations of the time. There are GLORIA surveys for the east coast, west coast, and the Gulf of Mexico.