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  • This resource includes bathymetry data acquired during the Southern Gulf of Carpentaria bathymetry survey using Simrad EM300 and Reson Seabat 8101 multibeam sonar systems. Southern Gulf of Carpentaria bathymetry survey (GA0276) was led by Dr. Peter Harris (Geoscience Australia) aboard the Marine National Facility's research vessel Southern Surveyor, from the 23rd of March to the 13th of April 2005. The primary objective of the expedition was to map submerged reefs to ascertain their geomorphic nature and document the benthic communities and fauna. This dataset contains four 4m to 7m resolution 32-bit floating point geotiff files of the bathymetry in five study areas and transits, derived from the processed EM300 and Reson 8101 bathymetry data, using CARIS HIPS and SIPS software. A detailed report on the survey is provided in: Harris, P et al. 2006. Submerged coral reefs and benthic habitats of the southern Gulf of Carpentaria: Post-Survey Report - GA Survey 276, RV Southern Surveyor (https://pid.geoscience.gov.au/dataset/ga/65073). This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes. This dataset is published with the permission of the CEO, Geoscience Australia.

  • This resource includes bathymetry data acquired during the Arafura Marine Park bathymetry survey using Kongsberg EM300 multibeam sonar system. The Arafura Marine Park bathymetry survey (SS052005/GA0282); also known as Arafura Sea survey; was led by Geoscience Australia aboard the National facility research vessel Southern Surveyor from the 30th of April to the 27th of May 2005. The primary objective of the expedition was to collect seismic and oceanographic data, mapping the sea floor and taking geological samples over various habitats. Another objective was to collect baseline information on the biodiversity of a smaller region within the Arafura Sea. This V1 dataset contains two 5m and 8m resolution 32-bit floating point geotiff files of the new Arafura Marine Park bathymetry, derived from the processed EM300 bathymetry data, using CARIS HIPS and SIPS software. This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes. This dataset is published with the permission of the CEO, Geoscience Australia.

  • This resource includes bathymetry data acquired during the Shellharbour Tharawal marine survey collected by the NSW government (Department of Planning and Environment – DPE) during the period 25 May – 30 November 2017 onboard the RV Bombora using DPE’s R2Sonic 2022 multibeam sonar. The Shellharbour bathymetry survey was led by Dr. Bradley Morris (DPE Coasts and Marine) as part of SeabedNSW program funded by NSW Coastal Reforms package. The purpose of the project was to 1) provide a baseline dataset and 2) map the spatial distribution of seabed types. The data will provide a better understanding of nearshore sediment distribution/transport mechanisms for improved assessment of threats/risks associated with erosion events (i.e. East Coast Lows) and changing sea levels. This dataset contains a 32-bit floating point geotiff file of backscatter (5m gridded) for the study area, derived from the processed R2Sonic 2022 multibeam data, using Hypack, R2Sonic GUI, POSView, POSPac, Qimera and FMGT software. A detailed report on the survey is provided in: i) AusSeabed Survey Report and ii) NSW DPE Scientific Rigor Statement NSWENV_20171130_Shellharbour_MB_ScientificRigour.pdf. This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes. This dataset is published with the permission of the Senior Team Leader and the department’s Hydrosurveyor, Coasts and Marine Science, NSW Dept. Planning and Environment.

  • This resource includes bathymetry data for South-west Corner Marine Park collected by Geoscience Australia during the periods 9 – 12 March 2020 and 27 January – 16 February 2021 on the charter vessel Santosha. The survey was undertaken as a collaborative project with the University of Western Australia, the University of Tasmania and the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (University of Sydney), and funded through the National Environmental Science Program Marine Biodiversity Hub, with co-investment by all partners and the Director of National Parks. The purpose of the project was to build baseline information for benthic habitats on the continental shelf in the marine park that will support ongoing environmental monitoring within the South-West Marine Park Network as part of the 10-year management plan (2018-2028). Data acquisition for the project included multibeam bathymetry and backscatter for an area covering 330 km^2 (excluding transit) offshore from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin coast, with underwater imagery of benthic communities and demersal fish collected by the University of Western Australia on separate field deployments. This bathymetry dataset contains a 5 m resolution 32-bit geotiff file of the survey area produced from the processed Kongsberg EM2040C multibeam sonar system using CARIS HIPS and SIPS software. For further information see: Giraldo-Ospina, A. et al., 2021. South-west Corner Marine Park Post Survey Report. Report to the National Environmental Science Program, Marine Biodiversity Hub.

  • This resource includes bathymetry data acquired during the HMAS Canberra bathymetry survey (GA-4880). Data was acquired by Deakin University on the 3rd of November 2020 onboard the M/V Yolla using a Kongsberg EM2040c sonar system. The objective of this survey was to map the HMAS Canberra wreck. The HMAS Canberra wreck is in Bass Strait between Port Lonsdale and Barwon Heads, Victoria, Australia. This dataset contains a 0.5 m resolution 32-bit geotiff of the HMAS Canberra shipwreck survey area produced from the processed EM2040c bathymetry data of the survey area using CARIS HIPS and SIPS software. This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes. This dataset is published with the permission of the CEO, Geoscience Australia.

  • This resource includes bathymetry data acquired during the Bunurong Marine National Park bathymetry survey acquired by Deakin University Marine Mapping Lab during the period of 14 – 16 June and 21 – 22 September 2017 onboard the MV Yolla using a Kongsberg Maritime EM2040C multibeam sonar. The Bunurong Marine National Park bathymetry survey was led by Dr. Daniel Ierodiaconou (Deakin University). The survey was part of a Parks Victoria project to better understand the habitats and associated biodiversity of Bunurong Marine National Park. This dataset contains a 2m-resolution 32-bit floating point geotiff file of the bathymetry in the study area, derived from the processed EM2040C bathymetry data, using CARIS HIPS and SIPS software. A detailed report on the survey is provided in: Young M, Porskamp P, Murfitt S, Wines S, Tinkler P, Bursic, J., Allan B, Howe S, Whitmarsh S, Pocklington J, Ierodiaconou D 2021. Baseline habitat mapping and enhanced monitoring trials of subtidal and intertidal reef habitats in Victoria’s marine national parks and sanctuaries. Parks Victoria Technical Series 116. This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes. This dataset is published with the permission of the CEO, Geoscience Australia.

  • This resource includes bathymetry data acquired during the Keppel Bay 2004 bathymetry survey. Data were collected using a Reson SeaBat 8125 multibeam sonar system by Curtin University of Technology (CUT), Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and Geoscience Australia (GA) on the charter vessel Rum Rambler during the period 20th – 26th September 2004. The survey was undertaken as a collaborative project between CUT, DSTO and GA under the Coastal Water Habitat Mapping (CWHM) Project within Coastal Cooperative Research Centre Program. The purpose of the project was to build baseline information for benthic habitats within the study area. This V1 dataset contains a 1m resolution 32-bit floating point geotiff file of the bathmetry of target areas in Keppel Bay, derived from the processed Reson SeaBat 8125 bathymetry data, using CARIS HIPS and SIPS software. This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes. This dataset is published with the permission of the CEO, Geoscience Australia.

  • This resource includes bathymetry data acquired during the Bremer, Leeuwin and Perth Canyons bathymetry survey using Kongsberg EM302 and EM710 multibeam sonar systems. The Bremer, Leeuwin and Perth Canyons survey (FK200126/GA4865), also known as The Great Australian Deep-Sea Coral and Canyon Adventure survey (https://schmidtocean.org/cruise/coralandcanyonadventure), was led by Dr. Julie Trotter (The University of Western Australia) and Dr. Paolo Montagna (Institute of Polar Sciences) aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor, from the 26th of January to the 25th of February 2020. The primary objective of the expedition was to map underwater landscapes in the Bremer, Leeuwin and Perth Canyons, characterise chemical and physical oceanography, and use the SOIs ROV SuBastian to capture high-definition video and collect samples. This V1 dataset contains nine 2m to 64m resolution 32-bit floating point geotiff files of the bathymetry in these three study areas and transits, derived from the processed EM302 and EM710 bathymetry data, using CARIS HIPS and SIPS software. An independently processed dataset in GSF format is available at https://www.marine-geo.org/tools/search/DataSets.php?data_set_uids=30215,30216 produced by researchers on the cruise: F. Foglini, A. Remia, J. Trotter and P. Montagna (2021; http://get.iedadata.org/doi/330215 & http://get.iedadata.org/doi/330215). This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes. This dataset is published with the permission of the CEO, Geoscience Australia.

  • This resource includes bathymetry data for Arafura Marine Park (Arafura Sea) collected by Geoscience Australia (GA) and the Australian Institute of Marine Science during the period 2 – 15 November 2020 on the RV Solander. The survey was undertaken as a collaborative project funded through the National Environmental Science Program Marine Biodiversity Hub, with co-investment by GA and AIMS. The purpose of the project was to build baseline information for benthic habitats in Arafura Marine Park that will support ongoing environmental monitoring within the North Marine Park Network as part of the 10-year management plan (2018-2028). Data acquisition for the project included multibeam bathymetry and backscatter for two areas (Money Shoal and Pillar Bank), seabed samples and underwater imagery of benthic communities and demersal fish. This bathymetry dataset contains a 6 m resolution 32-bit geotiff of the survey areas produced from the processed EM2040C Dual Head system using CARIS HIPS and SIPS software. A detailed report on the survey is provided in: Picard, K. Stowar, M., Roberts, N., Siwabessy, J., Abdul Wahab, M.A., Galaiduk, R., Miller, K., Nichol, S. 2021. Arafura Marine Park Post Survey Report. Report to the National Environmental Science Program, Marine Biodiversity Hub.

  • This resource includes bathymetry data acquired during a transit from Sydney to Albany using a Kongsberg EM302 multibeam sonar system. The transit (FK200110/GA4864) was undertaken by the Schmidt Ocean Institute, using research vessel Falkor, from the 10th of January to the 18th of January 2020. The primary objective of the transit was to reach the Bremer Canyon survey area. This V1 dataset contains three 16m to 64m resolution 32-bit floating point geotiff files of the bathymetry data collected on the transit, derived from the processed EM302 bathymetry data, using CARIS HIPS and SIPS software. This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes. This dataset is published with the permission of the CEO, Geoscience Australia.