New data - Kerguelen Plateau grid

A revised 100 m resolution bathymetry grid has been released for the Kerguelen Plateau region. The grid incorporates new singlebeam data provided by Austral Fisheries vessels, as well as additional multibeam data from the RV Investigator and RV Roger Revelle, and was created as a collaboration between Geoscience Australia and James Cook University. This work demonstrates the value of partnerships between industry, government and the research community for acquiring and releasing new data. This product provides a substantial improvement for understanding the seafloor features of this important part of Australia’s marine jurisdiction and will be a key component for planning an RV Investigator voyage to William’s Ridge and Shell Bank in early 2020. The dataset will also be released via the AusSeabed Marine Data Discovery Portal.