Abstract

The OzEstuaries online GIS contains data for Australian estuaries (coastal waterways) and for oceans in the Australian region. Estuaries data include geomorphic habitat mapping, estuary condition, colour composite images (Landsat, MODIS and Quickbird satellite imagery and aerial photography), benthic classifications (from Landsat satellite imagery), bathymetry and population centres. Oceanic data include dissolved organic matter, chlorophyll concentration, suspended solids concentration and sea surface temperature (using MODIS satellite imagery) and bathymetry. The GIS provides facilities to search for and zoom to estuaries, integrate mapping and imagery datasets, and retrieve statistical information from the OzEstuaries database; allowing users to view spatial and statistical information. The oceanic imagery provides a regional context for coastal waterways. The GIS is part of Geoscience Australia's contribution to the Cooperative Research Centre for Coastal Zone, Estuary and Waterway Management (Coastal CRC). The geomorphic habitat mapping was conducted by Geoscience Australia for the National Land and Water Resources Audit, and is also part of Geoscience Australia's contribution to the Coastal CRC.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -8.0 East bound 160.0 West bound 106.0 South bound -47.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - GIS Dataset - National

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2003

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

GIS Dataset
National
National dataset
mapping
resource management
resource assessment
marine
bathymetry
satellite imagery
GIS
coasts
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-8.0
East bound
160.0
West bound
106.0
South bound
-47.0

Lineage

Lineage varies between layers in the online GIS. For more information, see the Layer Metadata link within the online GIS.

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

Distributor

Role
distributor
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

Metadata File Identifier

a05f7892-bf0e-7506-e044-00144fdd4fa6

Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2003-09-02

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
Related Links
For information on acquiring this product,
please contact the Geoscience Australia Sales Centre via:

fax:
+61 2 6249 9960; or
phone:
1800 800 173 (within Australia);
 
+61 2 6249 9966 (outside Australia).

Please note that support hours are 9 am to 5 pm weekdays