Data: Bathymetric mapping of the Western Pacific Biotwang sound.
Context: In 2023, the newly formed, private research consortium R’lyeh Institute was awarded the prestigious $10m Core Oil Ocean Explore prize, for successfully creating the world’s first comprehensive, high resolution bathymetric map. R'lyeh Institute was an international research conglomerate with branches in several major cities, but their research lab facility was based in a remote, and very private, region of the Swiss Alps. Their bathymetric mapping was carried out by a range of specially designed probes, designed for deep sea exploration, and then processed into high resolution sea floor imaging remotely at their Swiss labs. R'lyeh's mission statement was as follows:
"Our mission is to overcome, through science and technology, the strongest kind of fear; fear of the unknown"