Even in places where we’ve had accurate maps for decades, climate change – which is causing rising sea levels, intense storms and flooding, and all the erosion those events cause – is actually changing the lay of the coastal land as we once knew it. The question now is, can map makers keep up with the rapid-fire changes?

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The Ocean Floor

The Ocean Floor

The ocean floor is vast. The planet’s five ocean basins cover 71 per cent of the earth’s surface. And although we actually have mapped it, that map is distinctly low-res, according to an article in The Conversation. In fact, it’s less detailed than our maps of Mars, the Moon and Venus! That’s because all that pesky water gets in the way of mapping tools. But… oceanographers are working on it.

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