New Australian Sub-bottom Profiler Guidelines released

AusSeabed has released a new community guideline to support the standardised acquisition and publication of Sub-bottom Profiler (SBP) data in an Australian context.

The Australian Sub-bottom Profiling (SBP) Guidelines aim to provide data acquirers and contributors with a guide to standardise the quality and consistency in the collection and description of data, to enable rapid publication and open access use of datasets by a range of end-users. The guidelines also include specific requirements for data and metadata formats for submission of SBP data to the AusSeabed marine data portal.

The Sub-bottom Profiling Guidelines complement a suite of Ocean Best Practice field manuals and guidelines developed with the AusSeabed community which include the Australian Multibeam Guidelines and the Australian Satellite Derived Bathymetry Guidelines.