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EOMAP provides shallow water bathymetry for the South China Sea 

By [email protected] - 25th August 2015 - 10:13

EOMAP Asia Pacific has launched the most up-to-date and detailed data set for the islands in South China Sea, generated by groundbreaking Satellite Derived Bathymetry techniques. The islands of the South China Sea are several hundred km away from the nearest coast and are surrounded by water deeper than 1000m, which is assumed to hold extensive of oil and gas reserves. The area is a disputed territory of several countries within the Asian region. Data about the underwater topography are outdated or not accessible. Instead of relying on acoustic or airborne methods to map the over 250 islands, EOMAP used satellite image technologies, a rapid and cost effective solution. With EOMAP having mapped the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, the Mexican Riviera Maya and the Persian Gulf this is the next big step towards an increasing and updated bathymetric database, which is offered to commercial and governmental clients both alike.