The two ships use a multibeam echosounder to map swaths of seafloor, which is then compiled to the onboard Map Server.

The two ships use a multibeam echosounder to map swaths of seafloor, which is then compiled to the onboard Map Server. Image courtesy of Helen Gibbons, USGS/ECS Project.

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