News & Events

AusSeabed Steering Committee Election: Nominations open May 10th

03 May 2021

AusSeabed are looking to engage members of the seabed community to sit on our Steering Committee! This will give you the opportunity to shape the development of a national data collaboration, that is actively influencing Australian policy and the development of the blue economy.


Schmidt Ocean Institute’s RV Falkor New Year voyage maps over 40,000 square km

21 April 2021

The Schmidt Ocean Institute’s year-long series of RV Falkor expeditions within Australia’s waters continued with another successful expedition to the northern Tasman Sea and Coral Sea Marine Park.


The United Nations Decade for Ocean Science

21 April 2021

The event highlighted why Australia should invests in Ocean Decade activities at a government, industry and individual level.


ARDC funding AusSeabed project

04 December 2020

The AusSeabed program has been awarded an Australian Research Data Commons Platform Grant to realise a new project, Global Multi-Resolution Topography (GMRT) for Australian coastal and ocean models.


Celebrating 100 Years of Hydrography

19 November 2020

100 years ago movies were still silent, Model-T’s were the most popular car and the Australian Hydrographic Office (AHO) was established as the Australian Hydrographic Service under the Royal Australian Navy.


New Detached Reef!

19 November 2020

At 10:00 on the 22nd of October, the crew on board the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Falkor discovered and mapped a new Detached Reef. This new reef rises about 500 m in vertical height above the surrounding broad ledge.


Masters Project Opportunity with GA/ANU

11 November 2020

This Master project has the objective of undertaking a data review on previously collected seafloor geophysical data held by Geoscience Australia and/or other Antarctic nations, to facilitate identifying target locations for future Pleistocene coring sites on the RV Investigator mission (IN2022_V01) to the Cape Darnley region (15 Jan. -11 Mar. 2022; Chief Scientist Dr Alix Post).


AusSeabed Webinar Materials Online!

06 November 2020

We are pleased to announce that all of the webinar materials from the four part series – Bringing the seabed to you – have now been published on the Presentations and Publications page.


Two-part seabed geomorphology classification scheme (v.2)

02 November 2020

This report is the result of an ongoing collaboration between representatives from Geoscience Australia, and the three largest seabed mapping programmes in Europe: MAREANO (Norway), INFOMAR (Ireland) and MAREMAP (UK).


Standard Ocean Mapping Protocol (SOMP) Symposium

02 November 2020

Day one of the SOMP Symposium, run by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Interagency Working Group (Ocean and Coastal Mapping), took place on the 7th October, from 2am AEST.


Don’t Miss the Final AusSeabed Webinar!

24 September 2020

September will see the conclusion of the 2020 AusSeabed webinar series with “Cross-sector talks from Government, Industry, Stakeholders and End-users”.


Publication Schedule is Now Live!

23 September 2020

The AusSeabed Publication Schedule is a list of seabed mapping surveys that are intended for publication on the AusSeabed Marine Data Portal. Currently, this process is a collaboration between Geoscience Australia and CSIRO, but is intended to expand in future with more AusSeabed data collaborators.


What a year! 2019-20 Annual report published

27 August 2020

This Annual Report highlights the great progress AusSeabed made in 2019/20, which is a testament to the commitment of the community and the relevance of the program.


Survey Coordination Tool Is Live!

25 August 2020

The AusSeabed Survey Coordination Tool (SCT) went live on the 20th of August 2020.


Version 2 of the Australian Multibeam Guidelines published!

31 July 2020

Version 2 of the Australian Multibeam Guidelines merges the content of the original National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Multibeam field manual, eliminating duplication and reducing future maintenance of guidelines. The Guidelines are available online through the NESP Marine Sampling Field Manual Portal.


Steering Committee Election Results

29 July 2020

On behalf of the community, we would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to the outgoing representatives who have made considerable contributions to the efficacy of this program


Visioning the Coral Sea

29 July 2020

Last month, the Visioning the Coral Sea Marine Park bathymetric data was made publicly accessible through the AusSeabed portal.


Steering Committee Voting Now Closed!

19 June 2020

The AusSeabed Steering Committee provides an effective representative governing body of the AusSeabed program.


Launch of the new AusSeabed Data Portal

25 May 2020

We are launching the new and improved AusSeabed Marine Data Portal on 29th May 2020, and as such, we will decommission https://marine.ga.gov.au


Steering Committee Nominations Now Open!

12 May 2020

The AusSeabed Steering Committee oversees the strategic direction of the program. The committee consists of an equal and fair representation of the different sectors that make up the collaborator base of the program.


AusSeabed Strategic Plan

29 October 2019

The AusSeabed Steering Committee, in consultation with the working group, have developed the AusSeabed 2030 Strategic Plan to provide oversight and guidance for the initiative across the coming decade.


AMSA 2020: Call for Symposia and Workshops

02 September 2019

The AMSA2020 Scientific Committee invite proposals for Symposia and Workshops for presentation at the joint AMSA/NZMSS 2020 Conference. The 2020 Conference has adopted the theme: 'Marine Science in the Anthropocene'.


Two job openings at Alfred Wegener Institute

29 July 2019

Data Scientist/Data curator and Data Engineer/Software developer


New AusSeabed publication – MBES User Needs

09 July 2019

This report summarises common MBES user needs and challenges.


New layers now available on the AusSeabed Data Discovery portal

11 June 2019

Australia’s EEZ, state scheduled areas, the National Intertidal Digital Elevation Model, and a new layer representing available bathymetry compilation products added.


New data - Kerguelen Plateau grid

11 June 2019

A revised 100 m resolution bathymetry grid has been released for the Kerguelen Plateau region.


AUSHYDROID Working Group

11 June 2019

AUSHYDROID is the vertical separation model required to support surveying on the ellipsoid and the reduction of this data to a tidal datum (i.e. LAT (Chart Datum)).


Seabed 2030 South and West Pacific Centre Regional Mapping Committee Meeting

27 March 2019

On 3–6 March 2019, the South and West Pacific Centre for the Seabed 2030 Project hosted its first Regional Mapping Committee Meeting in Wellington, New Zealand.


Postgraduate Training Opportunity: Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry at the University of New Hampshire, USA (2019-2020)

19 February 2019

The Nippon Foundation of Japan has provided funding for GEBCO to train a new generation of scientists and hydrographers in ocean bathymetry.


Citizen scientists to help map the Great Barrier Reef

17 February 2019

James Cook University is calling for volunteers to help map the seafloor around the Great Barrier Reef to better protect the natural icon.