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  • 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'.

  • Geoscience Australia conducted a marine survey to provide seabed environmental information to support the assessment of the CO2 storage potential of the Vlaming Sub-Basin. The survey was undertaken under the Australian Government's National CO2 Infrastructure Plan (NCIP) to help identify sites suitable for the long term storage of CO2. The major aim of this survey was to look for evidence of any gas fluid seepage at the seabed and wether the location had faults that have been identified in a number of seismic lines. The survey also mapped seabed biota in the area of interest to indentify any biota communities that are related with seepage. This research addresses key questions of the regional seal integrity of the Southern Perth Shale and the potential for storing of CO2 in the Early Cretaceous Gage Sandstone. The survey was conducted by Fugro's Southern Supporter in the Vlaming Sub-Basin, North and South of Rotnest Island between the period of the 17th of March to the 20th of April 2012. Shallow seismic sub bottom profiler data were acquired as well as high resolution multibeam bathymetry and backscatter data during the survey. This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes.<p><p>This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes.

  • The NSW Continental Slopes survey GA-2413, SS10/2006 was acquired by Geoscience australia onboard the RV Southern Surveyor from the 12th of October to the 25th of October 2006. The geographical range stretched from Jervis bay in the South to Port Stephens in the North. The aim was to assess the physical nature of the NSW continental slope, improve our understanding of the surface and subsurface structure of the continental slope and to investigate the history of sediment movement along the continental slope.<p><p>This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes.

  • The EM300 Sea Trials survey GA-2354, was acquired by Geoscience Australia after the installation of the new multibeam bathymetry acquisition system EM300 onboard the RV Southern Survey during the 16 to 18th of December 2003. The survey location was offshore Fremantle around the Perth Canyon. The aim of the survey was to test the bathymetry system installed on the vessel. The bathymetry grids consists of 10 and 40m resolution grids projected in Easting and Northing WGS84 UTM 50S.<p><p>This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes.

  • The Casey Station Bathymetry Survey was conducted last summer from December 2014 to February 2015. This collaborative survey was undertaken by Geoscience Australia, the Royal Australian Navy and the Australian Antarctic Division, using the AAD's workboat the RV Howard Burton. The survey goal was to acquire high resolution bathymetry data to improve our understanding of the seafloor using multibeam sonar. The bathymetry data collection will be supplemented by physical sampling of the seafloor sediments and video recordings of the biological communities living in the seafloor. The survey will cover areas that haven't been charted during the 2013 Casey Survey and are frequently used by the RSV Aurora Australis. Improving our understanding of the seabed environment in these shallow coastal waters will ultimately lead to a better environmental management of the Australian Antarctic Territory. The data will also help the RAN to develop more accurate navigation charts therefore reducing the risk to maritime operation in the region.

  • 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 conducted a marine survey (GA-0345 andGA-0346 /TAN1411) in Commonwealth waters of the north-eastern Browse Basin (Caswell Sub-basin) between 9 October and 9 November 2014. The purpose of the survey was to collect pre-competitive marine data to support a CO2 storage assessment in the Browse Basin, with particular emphasis on the integrity of seals overlying select CO2 storage plays. Data acquisition was undertaken as part of the National CO2 Infrastructure Plan (NCIP), administered by the Department of Industry and Science. The survey was conducted in 3 Legs aboard the New Geoscience Australia (GA) conducted a marine survey (GA0345/GA0346/TAN1411) of the north-eastern Browse Basin (Caswell Sub-basin) between 9 October and 9 November 2014 to acquire seabed and shallow geological information to support an assessment of the CO2 storage potential of the basin. The survey, undertaken as part of the Department of Industry and Science's National CO2 Infrastructure Plan (NCIP), aimed to identify and characterise indicators of natural hydrocarbon or fluid seepage that may indicate compromised seal integrity in the region. The survey was conducted in three legs aboard the New Zealand research vessel RV Tangaroa, and included scientists and technical staff from GA, the NZ National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd. (NIWA) and Fugro Survey Pty Ltd. Shipboard data (survey ID GA0345) collected included multibeam sonar bathymetry and backscatter over 12 areas (A1, A2, A3, A4, A6b, A7, A8, B1, C1, C2b, F1, M1) totalling 455 km2 in water depths ranging from 90 - 430 m, and 611 km of sub-bottom profile lines. Seabed samples were collected from 48 stations and included 99 Smith-McIntyre grabs and 41 piston cores. An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) (survey ID GA0346) collected higher-resolution multibeam sonar bathymetry and backscatter data, totalling 7.7 km2, along with 71 line km of side scan sonar, underwater camera and sub-bottom profile data. Twenty two Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) missions collected 31 hours of underwater video, 657 still images, eight grabs and one core. This catalogue entry refers to bathymetry data acquired during survey GA0345/GA0346/TAN1411.

  • This dataset contains the processed bathymetric dataset from the Lord Howe and Lord How Island survey area held by Geoscience Australia. This dataset includes multibeam echosounder data and was gridded at 50m resolution of the Lord Howe survey area and a 10m resolution of Lord Howe Island, based on the optimal resolution for the depth range encountered. The objective of the survey on the Lord Howe Island shelf (NSW) in 2008 (SS062008) was to map seabed bathymetry and characterise benthic environments through co-located sampling of surface sediments and infauna, rock coring, observation of benthic habitats using underwater towed video, and measurement of ocean tides and wavegenerated 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. This dataset is published with the permission of the CEO, Geoscience Australia. Not to be used for navigational purposes.

  • The Petrel Sub-basin CO2 storage 2D seismic survey GA-0336, was acquired by the MV Duke in the Bonaparte Bay, NW Australia for Geoscience Australia between the the 3rd of May to the 24th of June 2012. This survey was part of the Australian government's National Low emission Coal Initiative (NLECI).The purpose was to acquire geophysical data on shallow water (less than 120m water depth) in the Petrel sub-basin to support investigation for CO2 storage potential in the area. Multibeam bathymetry data was acquired by the vessel at the same time as the seismic data. This bathymetry dataset consist of the high resolution bathymetry grids (2m) of all the swath data acquired by the MV Duke.<p><p>This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes.

  • <b>This record was superseded on 13/02/2023 with approval from the Director, National Seabed Mapping as it has been superseded by <a href="https://pid.geoscience.gov.au/dataset/ga/147703">eCat 147703</a></b> <p>The existing regional bathymetric grid of the Kerguelen Plateau, south-west Indian Ocean, was updated using new singlebeam echosounder data from commercial fishing and research voyages, and some new multibeam swath bathymetry data. Source bathymetry data varies from International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) S44 Order 1a to 2. The source data were subjected to area-based editing to remove data spikes, then combined with the previous Sexton (2005) grid to produce a new grid with a resolution of 0.001-arcdegree. Satellite-derived datasets were used to provide island topography and to fill in areas of no data. The new grid improves the resolution of morphological features observed in earlier grids, including submarine volcanic hills on the top of the Kerguelen Plateau and a complex of submarine channels draining the southern flank of the bank on which Heard Island sits. <p>The Heard and McDonald Islands are situated on the Kerguelen Plateau and lie within Australia's marine jurisdiction.<p><p>This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes.