Sea Floor Mapping
SFML multibeam bathymetry data in shaded relief at the entrance of the Golden Gate, San Francisco Bay, CA as seen from the west.
The Seafloor Mapping Lab (SFML) at CSU Monterey Bay uses acoustic and optical remote sensing techniques to create high-resolution bathymetry and habitat maps of subtidal areas along the California coast. SFML data and products have been used in management of commercially important species such as rockfish and California market squid; assessment of seafloor change for navigational purposes and potential tsunami hazards; and marine protected area (MPA) design and implementation.
Additional examples of the SFML’s work:
SFML Image Gallery
Golden Gate Fly Through Animation Video
For more information on the CSUMB Seafloor Mapping Lab, please contact:
Dr. Rikk Kvitek
Seafloor Mapping Lab
Division of Science and
Environmental Policy (SEP)
California State University, Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955