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  • 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>

  • <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 AusSeabed Bathymetry Compilations Coverage Database contains polygon extents of bathymetry data acquisitions along with identifying attributes and contact details where the data is not held by Geoscience Australia. It is an important scientific resource that identifies data spanning coastal, continental shelf and deep sea locations. </div><div><br></div><div>This dataset is live and will continue to be augmented as coverage details are supplied from AusSeabed collaborators who wish to share their knowledge of data availability to the broader marine community. The database is updated regularly and is made available via the AusSeabed Marine Data Portal using OGC compliant web services. Compilations have been generated from one or more Survey/Data Acquisitions by a wide range of organisations and countries, both inside and outside Australia's marine jurisdiction, using multiple systems and for various applications. Compilation coverages are published where the polygon extents intersects with Australia's marine jurisdiction, including the Australian Antarctic Territory. Each polygon in the layer contains metadata describing compilation details. </div><div>Note that polygons may not be representative of the true survey extent due to the data gridding process. </div><div><br></div><div>Please contact us at ausseabed@ga.gov.au if you wish to contribute coverage information to the database.</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>

  • <div>The Kimberley Region and WA Reefs Bathymetry was derived by EOMAP form multispectral satellite data from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2 satellite sensor. EOMAP was contracted by Geoscience Australia (GA) to provide high-resolution (10m) Satellite-Derived Bathymetry (SDB) for the Priority Australian Seabed Mapping Sites. The survey area encompasses an area within Kimberley Region in Western Australia which includes Ashmore Reef, Browse Island, Cartier Island, Clerke Reef, Cunningham Island, Mermaid Reef, Scott Reef and Seringapatam Reef. These critical geospatial data layers provide the essential environmental baseline information for the long-term monitoring and management of these Marine Parks. Mapping the shallow water zone is of importance both from an environmental and socioeconomic perspective. Having access to digital, georeferenced, high-resolution maps of bathymetry and benthic habitats of shallow water areas, is of fundamental use in the areas of navigation, ecological research, environmental modelling, management and conservation, and monitoring the impacts from climate change. Bathymetry data was processed using the physics-based inversion method to derive quantitative information of the shallow water bathymetry using the reflected sunlight energy in different wavelengths of the visible and near infrared region. A detailed delivery report is provided in: Delivery Report: Satellite-Derived Bathymetry, Priority Australian Seabed Mapping Sites. Reference: 20220304.0888. EOMAP Australia Pty Ltd. This dataset is not to be used for navigational purposes. This dataset is published with the permission of the CEO, Geoscience Australia.</div>