Osmar helps map the reef with the robot crew at Lizard Island

Osmar‘s just returned from a very windy, but successful, trip to Lizard Island on the far north Great Barrier Reef. He was there to help create extremely high-resolution 3D maps of the reef that was largely destroyed by category 4 Cyclone Nathan a few months ago. This work is part of a larger project led by Dr. Joshua Madin of Macquarie University and Sydney University’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics that uses robotic torpedoes help map our corals on Great Barrier Reef. Read more about it here.

The robotic torpedo used by the group to make maps of the reef on previous trips.

One of the composited 3D texture-mapped models of the reef.