Thursday, June 10, 2021

National Geographic Recognizes Earth’s 5th Ocean

It took over 100 years, but starting now National Geographic will recognize the body of water around Antarctica and below the 60th parallel as the Southern Ocean after cartographers determined...

June 10, 2021
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Friday, February 26, 2021

NOAA Kicks Off Transition Exclusively to Electronic Navigation Charts

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is set to begin implementing its sunset plan for paper nautical charts as it transitions exclusively to electronic navigation charts. NOAA announced its...

February 26, 2021
Total Views: 10677

Monday, June 22, 2020
Maritime News

Map of World’s Uncharted Ocean Floor Takes Shape Despite Crisis

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Plans to map the entire ocean floor by 2030 are going ahead despite the challenges of the coronavirus crisis, officials leading the...

June 22, 2020
Total Views: 67

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
world's oceans map
Maritime News

Mappers Look to Chart World’s Ocean Floor by 2030

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) – Using data collected from underwater drones, merchant ships, fishing boats and even explorers, a new scientific project aims to map the ocean...

May 22, 2018
Total Views: 67

Monday, August 26, 2013

NOAA Maps 170 Years of Tropical Cyclones

The Environmental Visualization Lab at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released images depicting data for a total of 11,967 cyclones recorded from 1842 to 2012.

August 26, 2013
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

NOAA Releases New Viewer for Earth’s Ocean Floor

NOAA this week has released a new viewing tool that allows easier access to sea floor maps and other data on the world’s coasts, continental shelves and and deep ocean....

April 19, 2012
Total Views: 21

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
ERMA Mapping tool

BSEE and NOAA Partner to Develop Interactive Arctic Oil Spill Response Mapping

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today they are partnering to enhance the Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) for...

February 8, 2012
Total Views: 1

Thursday, July 7, 2011

NOAA Ship Fairweather sets sail to map areas of the Arctic

NOAA Ship Fairweather, a 231-foot survey vessel, departed Kodiak, Alaska, today on a mission to conduct hydrographic surveys in remote areas of the Arctic where depths have not been measured...

July 7, 2011
Total Views: 51

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Today is World Hydrography Day!

Today, June 21st, is World Hydrography Day, a day to recognize our ocean surveyors.  Check out this video from Mary Glackin, NOAA’s Deputy Under Secretary, as she explains how hydrography...

June 21, 2011
Total Views: 14

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Japan Tsunami Graphics – NOAA Provides Ocean Models

  The Above graphic shows the propagation of the recent Tsunami as it moved across the pacific. Click HERE for more tsunami graphics and video from NOAA.

March 13, 2011
Total Views: 65

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Most Remote Places on Earth – Mapped

From the gCaptain archives… Here at gCaptain, we are a big fan of maps and when you came across this one, we couldn’t help but to post here on the...

October 30, 2010
Total Views: 121

Friday, October 29, 2010

NOAA maps October 25th Indonesian tsunami

Click image for interactive map Tsunami Event – October 25, 2010 Mentawai, Indonesia The Indonesia tsunami event was generated by a Mw 7.7 earthquake (3.484°S, 100.114°E ), at 14:42:22 UTC,...

October 29, 2010
Total Views: 76

Friday, October 8, 2010

‘Charting a More Perfect Union’: NOAA releases Civil War chart collection

U.S. Coast Survey cartographers traveled with Union forces to produce battlefield maps during the Civil War (Map of the Battlefield of Chickamauga). Credit: NOAA In recognition of the 150th anniversary...

October 8, 2010
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

2010 Submarine Cable Map

Click on image for enlargement. 2010 Submarine Cable Map TeleGeography’s popular Submarine Cable Map has been fully updated for 2010. The latest edition of our map depicts 111 of the...

July 18, 2010
Total Views: 11

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Who Has The Oil? A Map of World Oil Reserves.

“The United States consumes more than 20,000,000 barrels of oil per day but has less than 2 percent of the world’s remaining oil” This map, produced by BP’s Statistical Review...

July 15, 2010
Total Views: 658

Sunday, June 20, 2010

China’s Containers

This map from uses relative size to show proportion of all shipping containers being loaded and unloaded in each country. There are more shipping containers loaded and unloaded off...

June 20, 2010
Total Views: 1

Monday, June 14, 2010

GeoPlatform – Gulf Oil Spill Response

The dynamic nature of the BP oil spill has been a challenge for a range of communities – from hotel operators to fishermen to local community leaders. We know the...

June 14, 2010
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Chilean Earthquake Tsunami – Mapped

This post is brought to us by Peter Mello of (via NOAA), in two seperate installments.  The first post a map of Ocean Energy Distribution Map from Chile Earthquake...

March 9, 2010
Total Views: 0

Friday, July 3, 2009

Capsized Cruise Ship Visible on Google Maps

Original Photo Found HERE. While this is a rather old story, it just came to our attention through one of our many vast searches on the internet.  This photo of...

July 3, 2009
Total Views: 120

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Map Of Undersea Cables From 1901 – A Find

This was brought to our attention by, the social networking site that allows its users to submit links and news stories and then list the stories by how many...

February 17, 2009
Total Views: 5