a vision of the sea floor

July 15, 2012 by  

With under 2 weeks to go till the opening of Exlab I’m rushing to finish some parts of our commission and am working on outputting an image of the seafloor of the area by Hive Beach to then lasercut. Ive finally managed to get some workable images from the 2008 Bathymetric surveys (a kind of sonar scanning) of the geology of the seabed available on the Channel Coastal Observatory website and this image shows the Burton Beach area. Its an area swimmers have described as being difficult to swim through – the waves are unpredictable and you get stuck in it. I’m reliably informed by many people who live and work here that his part of the coast is pretty dangerous because the shingle slopes very steeply into the sea causing powerfull undertow under the waves.


3 Responses to “a vision of the sea floor”

  1. Katie on July 15th, 2012 2:09 pm

    It looks like the finest handmade lace. Exquisite.

  2. Carolyn Black on July 15th, 2012 8:27 pm

    agree Katie….incredibly fragile muslim lace…..as if it may melt away…lovely Alice

  3. Storyweir | on July 24th, 2012 4:37 pm

    […] Seafloor:  The stretch of geology under the inshore water between Hive Beach and West Bay, generated using data from the 2008 Bathymetric Survey. (Alice Angus/Proboscis) http://proboscis.org.uk/4004/a-vision-of-the-sea-floor/ […]