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  • This is a compilation of all the processed bathymetric datasets held by Geoscience Australia for the Otway Basin, extending from Cape Jaffa in South Australia to north-west Tasmania. This dataset includes multibeam echosounder and LIDAR data, and was gridded at two resolutions (50 and 128 m) based on optimal resolution for the depth range encountered. The objective of this Otway Basin bathymetry dataset is to increase our understanding of the seafloor geomorphology of the region and provide a primary input dataset for the creation of numerous subsurface geophysical products. These include inputs to calibrated gravity and magnetic data to provide new insights to geological morphology and processes, inputs to 2D and 3D seismic processing for better subsurface imaging, inputs to velocity modelling for better time to depth conversions, and inputs to depth of burial 3D models to understand how sedimentary basins have evolved over geological time. This dataset is published with the permission of the CEO, Geoscience Australia. Not to be used for navigational purposes.

  • The Mentelle Basin survey GA-0293, SS08/2005 was acquired by Geoscience Australia onboard the RV Southern Surveyor from the 28th of September to the 19th of October 2005. This deep water rift basin (up to 4500m depth) is located offshore from Fremantle on the SW Australian margin. The objectives of the survey was to study deep water marine habitats and to assess the petroleum potential of the Mentelle Basin. The swath data collected covered a new area of seabed that revealed the extents of the blind submarine canyons and completed the coverage of the Perth Canyon and filled the remaining gaps with high resolution swath bathymetry data.<p><p>This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes.

  • The TOPAS Sea Trials survey GA-2361, was acquired by Geoscience Australia after the installation of the new Sub bottom profiler (TOPAS) onboard the RV Southern Surveyor during the 9th and the 10th of December 2004. The survey loacation was offshore Brisbane. The aim of the survey was to test the new sub bottom profiler installed onboard. The bathymetry grids consists of 5,10 and 40 resolution projected in Easting and Northing WGS84, UTM56S.<p><p>This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes.

  • Geoscience Australia carried out a marine survey on Lord Howe Island shelf (NSW) in 2008 (SS06_2008) to map seabed bathymetry and characterise benthic environments through colocated sampling of surface sediments and infauna, rock coring, observation of benthic habitats using underwater towed video, and measurement of ocean tides and wave generated currents. Subbottom profile data was also collected to map sediment thickness and shelf stratigraphy. Data and samples were acquired using the National Facility Research Vessel Southern Surveyor. Bathymetric data from this survey was merged with other preexisting bathymetric data (including LADS) to generate a grid covering 1034 sq km. As part of a separate Geoscience Australia survey in 2007 (TAN0713), an oceanographic mooring was deployed on the northern edge of Lord Howe Island shelf. The mooring was recovered during the 2008 survey following a 6 month deployment. The "2461_ss062008" folder contains raw multibeam backscatter data of the Lord Howe Rise. The raw multibeam backscatter data were collected along survey lines using SIMRAD EM300 from aboard RV Southern Surveyor

  • Geoscience Australia carried out a marine survey on Carnarvon shelf (WA) in 2008 (SOL4769) to map seabed bathymetry and characterise benthic environments through colocated sampling of surface sediments and infauna, observation of benthic habitats using underwater towed video and stills photography, and measurement of ocean tides and wavegenerated currents. Data and samples were acquired using the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) Research Vessel Solander. Bathymetric mapping, sampling and video transects were completed in three survey areas that extended seaward from Ningaloo Reef to the shelf edge, including: Mandu Creek (80 sq km); Point Cloates (281 sq km), and; Gnaraloo (321 sq km). Additional bathymetric mapping (but no sampling or video) was completed between Mandu creek and Point Cloates, covering 277 sq km and north of Mandu Creek, covering 79 sq km. Two oceanographic moorings were deployed in the Point Cloates survey area. The survey also mapped and sampled an area to the northeast of the Muiron Islands covering 52 sq km. The dataset contains 6 bathymetry grids of the Carnarvon Shelf study area produced from the processed EM3002 bathymetry data using the CARIS HIPS and SIPS software. Please see the metadata for detailed information.<p><p>This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes.

  • Two bathymetric surveys of Darwin Harbour were undertaken during the period 17 October to 07 November 2010 and 24 June to 20 August 2011 by iXSurvey Australia Pty Ltd for Darwin Port Corporation and Department of Lands Planning, and the Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport (NRETAS) in collaboration with Geoscience Australia (GA), the Darwin Port Corporation (DPC) and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) using iXSurvey's and GA's Kongsberg EM3002D multibeam sonar systems and DPC's vessel 'Matthew Flinders'.

  • The datasets measure the Coloured Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) concentrations of ocean surface waters. They are derived products from MODIS (aqua) images using NASA's SeaDAS image processing software. The extent of the datasets covers the entire Australian EEZ and surrounding waters (including the southern ocean). The spatial resolution of the datasets is 0.01 dd. The datasets contain 36 monthly CDOM layers between 2009 and 2011. The unit of the datasets is 1/m.

  • The datasets measure the K490 parameter (Downwelling diffuse attenuation coefficient at 490 nm, a turbidity parameter) of Australian oceans. They are derived products from MODIS (aqua) images using NASA's SeaDAS image processing software. The extent of the datasets covers the entire Australian EEZ and surrounding waters (including the southern ocean). The spatial resolution of the datasets is 0.01 dd. The datasets contain 36 monthly k490 layers between 2009 and 2011. The unit of the datasets is 1/m.

  • Topographic Slope grid represents the slope angle (in degree) of an area of seabed. It was created from the bathymetry grid obtained from the survey onboard the Mattew Flinders in 2011. Please see the metadata of the bathymetry grid for details (GeoCat no: 74915).

  • The local Moran I grid calculates local autocorrelation of the bathymetry grid. It indicates local heterogeneity. The large and positive values represent positive autocorrelation or clumped pattern; the large negative values represent negative autocorrelation or checkerboard pattern; the values close to zero represent random local pattern. The grid was created from the bathymetry grid of Darwin Harbour. Please see the metadata of the bathymetry grid for details (GeoCat no: 74915).