Marine and Coastal

Information regarding Australia's coasts and estuaries, seabed mapping and Antarctica.


Wave-dominated beach-Lighthouse beach (AusGeo News)

Australia's Coasts and Estuaries

Coasts and estuaries form a dynamic, transition zone between the land and the sea and help Australians achieve many economic, social and environmental benefits.


Australia's Maritime Jurisdiction in the Arafura and Coral Seas

Australia's Marine Jurisdiction

As an island continent, Australia has sovereign rights over a vast area of ocean, along with the fishery, mineral, and petroleum resources found in that area.


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Marine and Coastal Survey Techniques

Details on the techniques used in marine and coastal research, including sediment coring, seabed drilling, sonar, seismic, biological sampling, photography and video recording.


Seabed Mapping

Seabed Mapping

An outline of the spatial and statistical modelling methods of biophysical variables, and the physical surrogates for biodiversity.


Antarctica

Antarctica

The Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) comprises 5.9 million square kilometres, or approximately 42 per cent of the Antarctic continent, with a marine jurisdiction extending over an area of approximately 2.2 million square kilometres.


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Bathymetry

Bathymetry is the study and mapping of seafloor topography.