Dataset DOI

Abstract

Geoscience Australia conducted a marine survey to provide seabed environmental information to support the assessment of the CO2 storage potential of the Vlaming Sub-Basin. The survey was undertaken under the Australian Government's National CO2 Infrastructure Plan (NCIP) to help identify sites suitable for the long term storage of CO2. The major aim of this survey was to look for evidence of any gas fluid seepage at the seabed and wether the location had faults that have been identified in a number of seismic lines. The survey also mapped seabed biota in the area of interest to indentify any biota communities that are related with seepage. This research addresses key questions of the regional seal integrity of the Southern Perth Shale and the potential for storing of CO2 in the Early Cretaceous Gage Sandstone. The survey was conducted by Fugro's Southern Supporter in the Vlaming Sub-Basin, North and South of Rotnest Island between the period of the 17th of March to the 20th of April 2012. Shallow seismic sub bottom profiler data were acquired as well as high resolution multibeam bathymetry and backscatter data during the survey.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -31.79 East bound 115.74 West bound 115.24 South bound -32.35
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset

Constraints

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2013-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

78540 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/78540/

Keywords

Marine Data
Bathymetry Grid
bathymetry
marine survey
environmental
continental shelf
marine
WA
Environmental Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

Geographic Extent

North bound
-31.79
East bound
115.74
West bound
115.24
South bound
-32.35

TEMPORAL EXTENT

2012-03-17 / 2012-04-20

Lineage

The Vlaming Sub-Basin survey, GA-0334 GP1373 was acquired by Geoscience Australia onboard the RV Southern Supporter from the 17th of March to the 20th of April 2012. The GA representative onboard was Mr. George Bernardel. This dataset was acquired and processed onboard by Fugro and further reprocessing of the data was conducted in the office by Cameron Buchanan and by Michele Spinoccia, using CARIS HIPS & SIPS ver 7.1.2. The naming of the raw bathymetry data had to be changed to show the date, time and vessel. Then the timing of the raw and the processed data needed to matched as the raw and processed bathymetry data timing did not match. Then the navigation for different files/days were missing and needed to be loaded and merged with the rest of the dataset. 1. First a vessel configuration file was created where the co-ordinates of the motion sensor and DGPS antenna and patch test offsets were recorded. 2. A new project was then created and the vessel configuration file was attached to the project file. 3. The raw swath sonar data, in raw.all format, for each line was then imported into the project and the vessel information assigned to the data. 4. The motion sensor, DGPS and heading data were then cleaned using a filter that averaged adjacent data to remove artifacts. 5. Different sound velocity profiles data for each block were attached to the corresponding raw swath sonar data files to correct the depths for changes in the speed of sound through the water column. 6. Then a new blank field area was defined that specified the geographic area of study and the co-ordinate system used. The co-ordinates for the study areas were WGS84 UTM-50S. 7. The data was cleaned by applying several filters that removed any remaining spikes in the bathymetry data using user defined threshold values. A visual inspection of the data for each line was then undertaken where artifacts and noisy data not removed by the filtering process were removed manually using Swath and subset editors modules of the Caris HIPS/SIPS software. 8. All the data for each bathymetric, motion sensor, DGPS, heading, tide and sound velocity profile data were merged to produce the final processed data file. A weighted grid of the processed data was then created for each Block. In GA the tide was applied to the grid to correct for tidal variations and velocity corrections were performed to correct for different artifacts and mismatches. 9. The processed data was finally exported as grids soundings or false colored images for presentation and reporting and as final processed data in in ASCII XYZ as well as geotif formats of 50m resolution. 10-Using CARIS Base editor 4.0 the grids were exported as ESRI ASCII grid, then imported into ARC catalogue/info to create a raster file for the entire survey.

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

Distributor

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

Source Description

The multibeam bathymetry was acquired by the following survey: - Survey Name: GA-0334 Vlaming Sub-Basin Marine Environmental Survey, GP1373 - Vessel Name: RV Southern Supporter - Institution: Geoscience Australia - Country: Australia - Operator: FUGRO - Multibeam system: Reson SeaBat 7101 ER - Year of installation: Unknown - Nominal sonar frequency: 240 kHz - Number of beams: 511 beams - Beamwidth across track: 1.8 degree - Beamwidth along track: 1.5 degree - Pulse length: variable - Selectable depth range: 0.5m - 300-500m - Vessel speed: 7 - 8 knots - Start Date: 17/03/2012 - End Date: 20/04/2012 - Start Port: Fremantle - End Port: Fremantle - Number of grids 5 (Northern Block, Southern Block, Transit 1, Transit 2 and entire survey) - Total surface coverage: 475.46 Km2 - Vertical Datum: MSL - Horizontal Datum: WGS84-50S

Metadata File Identifier

ec312620-323e-1033-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 SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
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