The Verge: Autonomous Vessels Could Help Yield a Full Map of Oceans by 2030

With only 9 percent of the world’s oceans mapped to modern standards, autonomous vessels hold much promise. An international organization of ocean mapmakers— the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) — has estimated that a collaborative effort between commercial shipping operators, international hydrographic organizations, oil and gas surveyors, fishing boats, scientific research vessels, and…