Knowing the depth and shape of the seafloor (bathymetry) is fundamental for understanding ocean circulation, tides, tsunami forecasting, fishing resources, sediment transport, environmental change, underwater geo-hazards, infrastructure construction and maintenance, and much more.
Despite many years of effort, less than 20 percent of the world ocean's seafloor has been mapped.
Thanks to Commander Samuel Greenaway - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA)
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