News & Events
09 July 2019
This report summarises common MBES user needs and challenges.
09 July 2019
The July edition of the AusSeabed newsletter is now available! Please send any contributions for future newsletters to AusSeabedNews@ga.gov.au.
11 June 2019
Australia’s EEZ, state scheduled areas, the National Intertidal Digital Elevation Model, and a new layer representing available bathymetry compilation products added.
11 June 2019
A revised 100 m resolution bathymetry grid has been released for the Kerguelen Plateau region.
11 June 2019
AUSHYDROID is the vertical separation model required to support surveying on the ellipsoid and the reduction of this data to a tidal datum (i.e. LAT (Chart Datum)).
27 March 2019
On 3–6 March 2019, the South and West Pacific Centre for the Seabed 2030 Project hosted its first Regional Mapping Committee Meeting in Wellington, New Zealand.
Postgraduate Training Opportunity: Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry at the University of New Hampshire, USA (2019-2020)
19 February 2019
The Nippon Foundation of Japan has provided funding for GEBCO to train a new generation of scientists and hydrographers in ocean bathymetry.
17 February 2019
James Cook University is calling for volunteers to help map the seafloor around the Great Barrier Reef to better protect the natural icon.
18 February 2019
AusSeabed is now hosting an updated 50 m grid that contains data from 160 new surveys carried out between 2012 and 2018.
A PhD scholarship available at the School of Geosciences and Marine Studies Institute at the University of Sydney for someone to work on underwater acoustics. The scholarship is sponsored by the Defence Science & Technology Group (DST) is for 3 ½ years at the rate of $30k per year and is only available to Australian citizens. The project is on the sounds of the ocean and how they go together to form the soundscape of the ocean that provides the acoustic environment for marine mammals and also limits sonar performance. It would be mainly experimental work with some modelling: measurements, analysis and interpretation, testing models against measurements etc. with opportunities for some work at sea.
The supervisor would be Adjunct Professor Doug Cato (University of Sydney) with auxiliary supervisors Associate Professor Rob McCauley of Curtin University and Dr Yong Zhang of DST.
Applications close on the 10 of April.
Wellington: 4–6 March, 2019
An open invitation has been issued for the inaugural Seabed 2030 South and West Pacific Mapping Meeting. The objectives of the meeting are as follows:
- Establish a Regional Mapping Committee with representatives from relevant organizations,
- Identify sources of bathymetric data,
- Discuss methods and protocols of data sharing, and management,
- Identify upcoming mapping expeditions; and
- Discuss all matters related to the efficient and smooth operation of the project
Freemantle: 7–11 July, 2019
The theme of AMSA 2019 will focus on science that will contribute to safeguarding the health of our oceans and marine life while also sustaining the economic and societal benefits that accompany a growing nation. Invited national and international plenary speakers will impart their knowledge relating to the blue economy, and symposia topics will be inclusive of a wide range of disciplines including the critical blue economy challenges outlined in Australis's National Marine Science Plan.
- August 2018 Call for Symposia Opens
- September 2018 Call for Symposia Closes
- December 2018 Early Bird Registration opens
- Call for Abstracts open
- March 2019 Call for Abstracts Closes
- April 2019 Abstract Outcomes and Early Bird Registration closes
- 7–11 July 2019 Conference
Please keep in mind that dates are subject to change, for more information please visit the AMSA 19 website.
Saint-Petersburg: 13–17 May, 2019
GEOHAB (Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping) is an international association of marine scientists studying geological, biological, and physical oceanographic processes as indicators of benthic habitats and ecosystems and used as proxies for biological communities and species diversity.
This event will be live streamed from 14–16 May, 2019.