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  • The Approaches to Darwin, Beagle Gulf bathymetry survey was acquired for the Australian Hydrographic Office (AHO) onboard the M/V Limitless and PHS Zephyr during the period 26 June – 30 August 2020. This was a contracted survey conducted as part of the HydroScheme Industry Partnership Program (HIPP). The survey area lies North-West of Cox Peninsula, encompassing South Gutter and is bounded by North Gutter, Fenton Patches and Fish Reef. Bathymetry data was acquired using a Kongsberg R2Sonic 2026 and R2Sonic 2024 and processed using QPS Qimera V2.0.1. The dataset was then exported to GeoTIFF using CARIS HIPS and SIPS software. This dataset contains a 30m-resolution 32-bit floating point GeoTIFF file. This dataset is not to be used for navigation.

  • The Backstairs Passage Bathymetry survey was acquired for the Australian Hydrographic Office (AHO) onboard the MV Ocean Dynasty during the period 12 January - 22 March 2021. This is a contracted survey conducted for the Australian Hydrographic Office by Precision Hydrographic Services as part of the Hydroscheme Industry Partnership Program (HIPP). The survey area encompases Backstairs Passage Southern Australia. Bathymetry data was acquired using a Kongsberg EM2040P and R2 Sonic 2024 systems and processed using QPS Qimera processing software. The dataset was then exported as a 30m resolution, 32 bit floating point GeoTIFF grid of the survey area. This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes.

  • <div>The Cape Barren to Babel Island bathymetry survey was acquired for the Australian Hydrographic Office (AHO) onboard the MV Ocean Dynasty and MV Pacific Crest during the period 28 February – 06 May 2021. This was a contracted survey conducted by MMA Offshore as part of the Hydroscheme Industry Partnership Program. The survey area encompasses the Cape Barren to Babel Island, Tasmania. Bathymetry data was acquired using a Kongsberg EM2040P and processed using CARIS HIPS & SIPS processing software. The dataset was then exported as a 30m resolution, 32 bit floating point GeoTIFF grid of the survey area.</div><div>This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes.</div>

  • <div>The Flinders Island bathymetry survey was acquired for the Australian Hydrographic Office (AHO) onboard the MV Offshore Surveyor during the period 16 December – 13 May 2022. This was a contracted survey conducted for the Australian Hydrographic Office by Guaridan Geomatis Pty Ltd as part of the Hydroscheme Industry Partnership Program. The survey area encompases an area North East of Flinders Island, Tasmania. Bathymetry data was acquired using a Kongsberg EM2040-07 MKII and processed using CARIS HIPS & SIPS processing software. The dataset was then exported as a 30m resolution, 32 bit floating point GeoTIFF grid of the survey area.</div><div>This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes.</div>

  • The Australian Bathymetry and Topography (AusBathyTopo) Torres Strait dataset contains depth and elevation data compiled from all available data within the Torres Strait into a 30 m-resolution Digital Elevation Model (DEM). The Torres Strait lies at the northern end of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), the largest coral reef ecosystem on Earth, and straddles the Arafura Sea to the west and the Coral Sea to the east. The Torres Strait area is bounded by Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Bathymetry mapping of this extensive reef and shoal system is vital for the protection of the Torres Strait allowing for the safe navigation of shipping and improved environmental management. Over past ten years, deep-water multibeam surveys have revealed the highly complex continental slope canyons in deeper Coral Sea waters. Shallow-water multibeam surveys conducted by the US-funded Source-to-Sink program revealed the extensive Fly River delta deposits. Airborne LiDAR bathymetry acquired by the Australian Hydrographic Office cover most of the Torres Strait and GBR reefs, with coverage gaps supplemented by satellite derived bathymetry. The Geoscience Australia-developed National Intertidal DIgital Elevation Model (NIDEM) improves the source data gap along Australia’s vast intertidal zone. We acknowledge the use of the CSIRO Marine National Facility (https://ror.org/01mae9353 ) in undertaking this research.” The datasets used were collected by the Marine National Facility on 13 voyages (see Lineage for identification). All source bathymetry data were extensively edited as point clouds to remove noise, given a consistent WGS84 horizontal datum, and where possible, an approximate MSL vertical datum. The 30 m-resolution grid is a fundamental dataset to underpin marine habitat mapping, and can be used to accurately simulate water mixing within a whole-of-GBR scale hydrodynamic model. This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes.

  • <div>The Camden Sound (North-West) bathymetry survey was acquired for the Australian Hydrographic Office (AHO) onboard the MV Ocean Dynasty and MV Empress during the period 21 September 2021 – 9 Jan 2022. This was a contracted survey conducted for the Australian Hydrographic Office by MMA Offshore as part of the Hydroscheme Industry Partnership Program. The survey area encompases an area North West of Camden Sound, Western Australia. Bathymetry data was acquired using a Kongsberg EM2040P Mk II and processed using QPS Qimera V2.0.1 processing software. The dataset was then exported as a 30m resolution, 32 bit floating point GeoTIFF grid of the survey area.</div><div>This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes.</div>

  • The AusBathyTopo 250m (Australia) 2023 Grid is a high-resolution depth model for Australia that replaces the Australian Bathymetry and Topography Grid, June 2009. This publication is the result of a collaborative partnership between Geoscience Australia, the Australian Hydrographic Office, James Cook University, and the University of Sydney. It has been compiled using 1582 unique data sources from multibeam echosounders, single-beam echosounders, LiDAR, 3D seismic first returns, Electronic Navigation Charts and satellite derived bathymetry alongside higher-resolution regional compilations. In particular, the map incorporates new innovations such as the use of earth observation data (satellite based) produced by Digital Earth Australia to improve shallow coastal depth modelling to present a seamless transition between land and sea. All source bathymetry data were extensively edited as 3D point clouds to remove noise, given a consistent WGS84 horizontal datum, and where possible, an approximate MSL vertical datum. This new continental-scale grid represents decades of data collection, analysis, investment and collaboration from Australia’s seabed mapping community and is a significant improvement on the 2009 compilation. The data extends across a vast area from 92°E to 172° E and 8°S to 60° S. This includes areas adjacent to the Australian continent and Tasmania, and surrounding Macquarie Island and the Australian Territories of Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, and Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Australia's marine jurisdiction offshore from the territory of Heard and McDonald Islands and the Australian Antarctic Territory are not included. We acknowledge the use of the CSIRO Marine National Facility (https://ror.org/01mae9353 ) in undertaking this research. The datasets used were collected by the Marine National Facility on 43 voyages (see Lineage for identification). This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes.

  • The Wallaby-Zenith Fracture Zone Survey was acquired by the Minderoo-UWA Deep-Sea Research Centre at the University of Western Australia during the expedition “Indomitable” onboard the RV DSSV Pressure Drop from the 8th March to the 2nd June 2021 led by Dr. Alan Jamieson, using a Kongsberg EM124. The expedition was funded by a joint mission between Caladan Oceanic LLC (US) and the Minderoo Foundation (Australia). This dataset contains a 64m-resolution and a 128mm-resolution 32-bit floating point GeoTIFF files of the bathymetry in the study area, derived from the processed EM124 bathymetry data, using QPS Qimera v.2.5 software. This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes. This dataset is published with the permission of the CEO, Geoscience Australia.

  • <div>The Norfolk Island Nearshore and Coastal Habitat Mapping was acquired by Ocean Infinity Pty Ltd onboard the M/V Offshore Solution from the 21st to the 24th July 2021, using a Kongsberg EM2040 Mark II. This survey was part of the Norfolk Island Nearshore and Coastal Habitat Mapping project in partnership with Deakin University’s Marine Mapping Group, University of Wollongong, Tellus4D Geoimaging, University of Newcastle, University of New South Wales, University of Tasmania and Geoscience Australia to obtain high resolution bathymetric grid (1m) and to define the morpho-bathymetry of the survey area based on the bathymetric grid and derived products such as slope aspect map, ruggedness map, bathymetry position index and backscatter map. This dataset contains a 1m-resolution 32-bit floating point GeoTIFF file of the bathymetry in the study area, derived from the processed EM2040 Mark II bathymetry data, using Qimera and CARIS HIPS and SIPS software. A detailed report on the survey is provided in: Ocean Infinity Pty Ltd. 2022. Report of Survey: Norfolk Island Nearshore and Coastal Habitat Mapping. Ocean Infinity Group Limited. This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes. This dataset is published with the permission of the CEO, Geoscience Australia.</div>

  • <div>The Gulf St Vincent North bathymetry survey was acquired for the Australian Hydrographic Office (AHO) onboard the MV Pacific Conquest during the period 27 August – 21 December 2020. This was a contracted survey conducted for the Australian Hydrographic Office by Fugro Australia Marine as part of the Hydroscheme Industry Partnership Program. The survey area encompases an area North of Gulf St Vincent, South Australia. Bathymetry data was acquired using a Kongsberg EM2040 and processed using CARIS HIPS &amp; SIPS processing software. The dataset was then exported as a 30m resolution, 32 bit floating point GeoTIFF grid of the survey area.</div><div>This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes.</div>