STOQS software helped geologists understand the submarine sediment flows.
For more details on this cool research see https://www.mbari.org/beds-sediment-flows/.
See http://www.web3d.org for more information.
Though STOQS was initially created to visualize upper water column data, it has also proven adept at visualizing Benthic Event Detector data in support of a marine geology study. Results from the Coordinated Canyon Experiment were presented at the Fall 2017 Meeting of the American Geophysical Union meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Here is a PDF of the poster (21MB) that describes how geologists used the spatial 3D visualization feature of STOQS to understand data from the experiment.
Thanks to MBARI summer intern Rachel Kahn the STOQS project has a new clean logo!
What does the binary code spell out?
Here’s a nicely-written story from Wired Magazine about using STOQS for visualizing data from ocean roaming robots. Even though I mentioned “X3D” a dozen times in the interviews it didn’t make it into the story.
A paper describing the architecture and use of STOQS has just been published by the IEEE. You can see it here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/AUV.2014.7054414. This is currently the paper that should be cited for any publications that benefit from using STOQS.
What’s the estimated cost of the STOQS software?