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:
Buchanan, C., Spinoccia, M., Picard, K., Wilson, O. & Sexton, M.J., 2013. Standard Operation Procedures for a Multibeam Survey: Acquisition & Processing. Record  2013/033. Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

The Australian Maritime Jurisdiction of approximately 7,000,000 km2 has, at most, 25% of its seabed surveyed at high resolution. Since September 2001, under Commonwealth Policy on Spatial Data Access and Pricing, Intergovernmental Committee on Spatial Data Access and Pricing, the co-custodian of the bathymetry data collected within the Australian Marine Jurisdiction has been assigned to Geoscience Australia (GA). GA thus hosts various formats of raw as well as processed bathymetry datasets from multiple sensors, including multibeam sonar systems. The quality between datasets varies, depending on the objectives of the survey. As of January 2013, the multibeam sonar bathymetric coverage held by GA was acquired by 48 vessels, 26 different multibeam sonar systems in 9 different frequencies between 12 and 455 kHz. Consequently, GA has to deal with a variety of survey standards, making the post-processing and merging not efficient. The objective of this document is thus to provide standards and guidance to GA personnel and contractors who conduct multibeam data acquisition and processing during marine surveys to maximise consistency and efficiency. This document provides the most critical steps to multibeam acquisition and a mandatory checklist and deliverables. Specific details and tips for processing using Caris HIPS & SIPS software and Kongsberg EM series data are also provided in the appendix.
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)

2013

Product Type

nonGeographicDataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

GA Publication
Record
mapping
backscatter
bathymetry
multibeam
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

e1c1102a-1386-6eee-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

2013-07-18

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).