Abstract

The collection consists of seabed samples collected by Geoscience Australia and other organizations since the 1950s. Samples consist of various shallow cores types, rocks derived from dredging, and sea bed sediments collected by grab and dredge methods. A large proportion of samples are refrigerated.
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - Resource

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2011

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

Resource
marine survey
sedimentology
seabed
marine
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
0.0
East bound
180.0
West bound
40.0
South bound
-85.0

Lineage

Samples are sourced from a range of organizations. Sampling technique, spatial accuracy, and sample preservation vary significantly between surveys and over time due to improvement in technology Information has been collected by Geoscience Australia, agencies, research organisations and marine science groups. There is no consistent datum and projection as the samples are from a huge time span, many organizations, and the method of measurement has changed as the collection developed. The assumption is that all data is WGS 84 unless stated otherwise. Marine samples collection metadata is meeting Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) standards. Contributing to interoperable, online network of marine and coastal data resources by standards-based metadata, which will in time serve data to support Australia's science, education, environmental management and policy needs: "Australia's digital ocean commons." Key Clients: Government, Internal Geoscience Australia (GA) and Academic research.

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

ba79ae1f-13a1-168a-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

2012-03-05

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