(2009-02-23)

Presenting results to Indonesia's President SBY

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Banda Aceh - The President of Indonesia being presented with the results of the Community-based bathymetric Survey on his visit to Banda Aceh. The presentation to the president included the maps produced by the fishermen as well as details on three previously unmapped seamounts and four previously unmapped faults. The president showed particular interest and asked detailed questions regarding the physical characteristics about the Melati seamount. Melati is a seamount that lies 120 km off the west coast of Sumatra and rises from a depth of over 1800 meters to within seven meters of the surface.