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Bathymetric Survey Updates

  • MH370 Search Area Map—Released 23 December 2014
    Around 208,000 square kilometres of the wide search area have been analysed and mapped. The data gathered has been provided by the survey ships Fugro Equator and Zhu Kezhen. It is then processed into a seamless usable form by Geoscience Australia to support a safe and effective underwater search. The priorities for the search will continue to be reviewed and will change over time.
  • MH370 Search Area Map—Released 17 December 2014
    Over 200,000 square kilometres of the wide search area have been analysed and mapped. The data gathered has been provided by the survey ships Fugro Equator and Zhu Kezhen. It is then processed into a seamless usable form by Geoscience Australia to support a safe and effective underwater search. The priorities for the search will continue to be reviewed and will change over time.
  • MH370 Search Area Map—Released 10 December 2014
    Around 200,000 square kilometres of the wide search area have been analysed and mapped. The data gathered has been provided by the survey ships Fugro Equator and Zhu Kezhen. It is then processed into a seamless usable form by Geoscience Australia to support a safe and effective underwater search. The priorities for the search will continue to be reviewed and will change over time.
  • MH370 Search Area Map—Released 03 December 2014
    Over 185,000 square kilometres of the wide search area have been analysed and mapped. The data gathered has been provided by the survey ships Fugro Equator and Zhu Kezhen. It is then processed into a seamless usable form by Geoscience Australia to support a safe and effective underwater search. The priorities for the search will continue to be reviewed and will change over time.
  • MH370 Search Area Map—Released 22 October 2014
    Over 140,000 square kilometres of the wide search area have been analysed and mapped. The data gathered has been provided by the survey ships Fugro Equator and Zhu Kezhen. It is then processed into a seamless usable form by Geoscience Australia to support a safe and effective underwater search. The priorities for the search will continue to be reviewed and will change over time.
  • MH370 Search Area Map—Released 15 October 2014
    Over 127,000 square kilometres of the wide search area have been analysed and mapped. The data gathered has been provided by the survey ships Fugro Equator and Zhu Kezhen. It is then processed into a seamless usable form by Geoscience Australia to support a safe and effective underwater search. The priorities for the search will continue to be reviewed and will change over time.
  • MH370 Search Area Map—Released 08 October 2014
    Over 117,000 square kilometres of the wide search area have been analysed and mapped. The data gathered has been provided by the survey ships Fugro Equator and Zhu Kezhen. It is then processed into a seamless usable form by Geoscience Australia to support a safe and effective underwater search. The priorities for the search will continue to be reviewed and will change over time.
  • MH370 Search Area Map—Released 01 October 2014
    Over 111,000 square kilometres of the ocean floor of the search area have been analysed and mapped. The data gathered has been provided by the survey ships Fugro Equator and Zhu Kezhen. It is then processed into a seamless usable form by Geoscience Australia to support a safe and effective underwater search. The priorities for the search will continue to be reviewed and will change over time.
  • MH370 Search Area Map—Released 24 September 2014
    Over 106,000 square kilometres of the ocean floor of the search area have been analysed and mapped. The data gathered has been provided by the survey ships Fugro Equator and Zhu Kezhen. It is then processed into a seamless usable form by Geoscience Australia to support a safe and effective underwater search. The priorities for the search will continue to be reviewed and will change over time.
  • MH370 Search Area Map—Released 17 September 2014
    Over 106,000 square kilometres of the ocean floor of the search area have been analysed and mapped. The data gathered has been provided by the survey ships Fugro Equator and Zhu Kezhen. It is then processed into a seamless usable form by Geoscience Australia to support a safe and effective underwater search. The priorities for the search will continue to be reviewed and will change over time.
  • MH370 Search Area Map—Released 10 September 2014
    Over 100,000 square kilometres of the ocean floor of the search area have been analysed and mapped. The data gathered has been provided by the survey ships Fugro Equator and Zhu Kezhen. It is then processed into a seamless usable form by Geoscience Australia to support a safe and effective underwater search. The priorities for the search will continue to be reviewed and will change over time.
  • MH370 Search Area Map—Released 21 August 2014
    Over 41,300 square kilometres of the ocean floor of the high-priority search area have been analysed and mapped. The mapping process involves two stages. Firstly the data is gathered by the survey ships. That data is then processed into a seamless usable form by Geoscience Australia to support a safe and effective deep-water search. The high-priority search area is around 60,000 square kilometres.
  • MH370 Search Area Map—Released 14 August 2014
    Around 41,000 square kilometres of the ocean floor of the high-priority search area have been analysed and mapped. The mapping process involves two stages. Firstly the data is gathered by the survey ships. That data is then processed into a seamless usable form by Geoscience Australia to support a safe and effective deep-water search. The high-priority search area is around 60,000 square kilometres.
  • MH370 Search Area Map—Released 7 August 2014
    As of 7 August 2014, around 40,000 square kilometres of the ocean floor of the high-priority search area have been analysed and mapped. The mapping process involves two stages. Firstly the data is gathered by the survey ships. That data is then processed into a seamless usable form by Geoscience Australia to support a safe and effective deep-water search. The high-priority search area is around 60,000 square kilometres.
  • MH370 Search Area Map—Released 31 July 2014
    As of 30 July 2014, around 29,000 square kilometres of the ocean floor of the high-priority search area have been analysed and mapped. The mapping process involves two stages. Firstly the data is gathered by the survey ships. That data is then processed into a seamless usable form by Geoscience Australia to support a safe and effective deep-water search. The high-priority search area is around 60,000 square kilometres.
  • Three-dimensional model of the seafloor terrain

  • 3D Model—Released 11 September 2014
    This three-dimensional model of the seafloor terrain is based on sparse pre-existing data, some of which has been derived from satellite gravity measurements and some from ocean passage soundings. The bathymetric survey currently underway is focused on gathering more detailed and higher resolution data in preparation for the deepwater search phase.