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Australia's Monumental reef for National Geographic Magazine

Great Barrier Reef depth model
Multibeam mapping of Australia's monumental reef
A series of research vessel ocean mapping expeditions collected data using multibeam sonar. Combined with the latest singlebeam echosounder data, satellite remote-sensing and lidar bathymetric survey results, a new high-resolution depth model for the Great Barrier Reef and adjoining Coral Sea was being developed.

We visualized a part of the whole Area for National Geographic Magazine, to show some threatened Coral Reefs.
Text layout was done by National Geographic. The brown areas show dry reefs at low tides.
The close-up of a different gradient-version reveals where the ship did not pass by (soft spots in bottom left corner) and therefore no high resolution depth map was created.
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