- NOAA is leading sea-floor mapping project
- Project will produce highly detailed images of eastern long island Sound
- Maps are created using side scan sonar technology
- Sonar technology sends out waves to determine contours of the sea-floor
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA is leading a seafloor mapping project that will produce highly detailed images of eastern long island Sound from a ship in Connecticut. The project is part of a multi agency project scheduled to conclude later this month. An assistant administrator for NOAA’s National Ocean Service says the maps are created using side-scan sonar technology that sends out waves to determine the contours of the seafloor. Officials say the maps will be valuable in developing the state’s first “Blue Plan” intended to help guide future uses of the Long Island Sound seafloor.