Citation

Geoscience Australia provides most of its products for free under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence. We only require that you reference the use of our data or information using the following citation:
Hazelwood, M., Nicholas, W.A. & Woolf, M., 2012. National Coastal Geomorphology Information Framework: Discovery and Ditribution. Record  2013/035. Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

Geoscience Australia collaborated with the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) in a national programme of work that focused on an assessment of the vulnerability of Australia's coastline to the impacts of sea level rise. This program aimed to: - develop the first phase of a nationally consistent geomorphic classification of coastal landform types of the Australian coastal zone - catalogue the available polygon geomorphology/geology digital maps and datasets of the Australian coastal zone. - reclassify these maps and datasets with a nationally consistent geomorphic classification scheme, and develop a national geodatabase that contains the reclassified digital maps of geomorphology and landform types of the Australian coastal zone. Completion of the programme of work described above (Schedule 1 under the Collaborative Head Agreement with the DCCEE) resulted in the creation of the National Coastal Geomorphology classification and geodatabase. This data is underpinned by pre-existing spatial data sourced from local, state and federal government agencies that were reclassified to conform to the new National Coastal Geomorphology classification scheme. This report describes the rationale and workflow for the management and distribution of the National Coastal Geomorphology data undertaken as part of 'Schedule 10', the subsequent phase of this programme. Geomorphology data, together with elevation, hazard and exposure data, underpin assessments of coastal vulnerability for current and future climate conditions. Therefore it is critical that these data are made available to coastal scientists and land use management and planning stakeholders and the community. The purpose of the work described in this report is to establish a mechanism to manage and distribute the National Coastal Geomorphology data and the newly created National Coastal Geomorphic classification scheme. The future work section of this report makes recommendations around the next stage in the development of this dataset. A key issue is the development of a formal governance model to enable a comprehensive revision and maintenance program of the data and the classification scheme, and ensure sustainability through continued stakeholder engagement in the product.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound East bound West bound South bound
Downloads
For information on acquiring this product,
please contact Geoscience Australia Client Services via:

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

Product Type/Sub Type

nonGeographicDataset - GA Publication - Record

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2012

Product Type

nonGeographicDataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

GA Publication
Record
mapping
landforms
GIS
coasts
geomorphology
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Lineage

Unknown

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

DISTRIBUTION Format

docx
pdf

Distributor

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

Metadata File Identifier

c2dd14d5-9dda-61e1-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

2014-02-14

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
Downloads
For information on acquiring this product,
please contact Geoscience Australia Client Services via:

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