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  • The Vanderford Glacier bathymetry survey was acquired by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) during the maiden Antarctic voyage of the RSV Nuyina from 23 December 2021 – 30 January 2022. The survey area encompasses Vincennes Bay (offshore Vanderford Glacier), and offshore Casey Station and Davis Station and was completed as a combination of commissioning trials, ice trials and a resupply voyage. Bathymetry data was acquired using a Kongsberg EM 712 and EM 122 and processed using QPS Qimera and Caris HIPS and SIPS. The dataset was then exported to GeoTIFF using CARIS HIPS and SIPS software. This dataset contains nine 5m-, 10m-, 16m-, 20m-, 64m-, 128m-resolution 32-bit floating point GeoTIFF files. This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes.

  • 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 seabed backscatter 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 offshore from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin coast, with underwater imagery of benthic communities and demersal fish collected by University of Western Australia on separate field deployments. This backscatter dataset contains a 4 m resolution 32-bit geotiff file of the survey area produced from the processed Kongsberg EM2040C multibeam sonar system data using the CMST-GA MB Process v15.04.04.0 (.64) toolbox software co-developed by the Centre for Marine Science and Technology at Curtin University and Geoscience Australia. 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 Northeast Tasmania bathymetry survey acquired by Geoscience Australia and University of Tasmania during the period of 19 – 28 June 2011 onboard the RV Challenger using a Kongsberg EM3002 multibeam sonar. The Northeast Tasmania bathymetry survey was led by Dr. Scott Nichol (Geoscience Australia). The survey was conducted to broadly classify the seabed into hard (bedrock reef), soft (sedimentary) and mixed substrate types at select locations across the Northeast Tasmanian shelf. This dataset contains a 2m-resolution, 32-bit floating point GeoTIFF file of the bathymetry in the study area derived from the processed EM3002 bathymetry data, using CARIS HIPS and SIPS software. Attribution statement: Data was sourced from the NERP Marine Biodiversity Hub. The Marine Biodiversity Hub is supported through funding from the Australian Government's National Environmental Research Program (NERP), administered by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPAC). 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 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 is a compilation of bathymetry surveys GA-4415 and GA-0348. GA-4415 survey was conducted by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) onboard the RAN vessel Wyatt Earp in 2013/2014, while GA-0348 survey was a collaboration between Geoscience Australia (GA) , the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Antarctic Division acquired by the AAD workboat Howard Burton during December 2014 to February 2015. 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 covers areas that 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. This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes.

  • 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.

  • This dataset represents the current extent of bathymetry surveys held by AusSeabed as of June 2021. This dataset is live and will continue to be augmented as coverage is supplied from AusSeabed collaborators. Surveys have been conducted by a wide range of organisations and countries, both inside and outside Australia's marine jurisdiction, using multiple systems and for various applications. Each polygon in the layer contains metadata describing survey details. Note that polygons may not be representative of the true survey extent due to the data gridding process. To access available survey datasets, links to both bathymetry data and backscatter data have been provided in the URL columns where possible.

  • The Wilsons Promontory bathymetry survey was acquired by Deakin University Marine Mapping lab onboard the M/V Yolla from 9 – 18 April and 27 May to 10 June 2013 using a Kongsberg EM2040c. This survey was part of a Parks Victoria project to better understand the habitats and associated biodiversity of Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park. The survey was led by Dr. Daniel Ierodiaconou (Deakin University). This dataset contains a 2.5m-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 2022. 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 Seamounts, Canyons and Reefs of the Coral Sea bathymetry survey using Kongsberg EM302 and EM710 multibeam sonar systems. The Seamounts, Canyons and Reefs of the Coral Sea bathymetry survey was led by Dr. Brendan Brooke and Dr. Scott Nichol (Geoscience Australia) with a team of scientists from Geoscience Australia, James Cook University, The University of Sydney, University of Tasmania, University of Wollongong, Queensland Museum and Parks Australia aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) RV Falkor from the 2nd to the 30th of August 2020. The primary objective of the survey to collect and analyze geological and biological data of the outer, deep-water edge of the Great Barrier Reef and platform reefs in the adjacent Coral Sea Marine Park. R/V Falkor’s multibeam systems were used to map the structure of the reefs, canyons, and seamounts, illuminating their formative processes. The datasets acquired will greatly improve understanding of the sedimentary processes that influence biodiversity patterns, including how canyons and platform reefs may provide a pathway for sediment to travel from coastal and shelf water to deep filter feeders. The deep and irregular canyon and platform-reef topography likely leads to direct upwelling of nutrient-rich deep waters. This dataset contains a 64m and a 16m, for water depths shallower than 2560m, resolution 32-bit geotiff of the Seamounts, Canyons and Reefs of the Coral Sea survey area produced from the processed EM302 and EM710 bathymetry data combined. This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes. This dataset is published with the permission of the CEO, Geoscience Australia.