Technical Resources

Tool or Resource


Upcoming Survey Register

Register your survey to encourage collaboration and contribute to national coverage

National Coverage

Coverage of MBES dataset held by Geoscience Australia

On-Site Multibeam Mobilisation Report [DOCX 58KB]

This template covers the logging of important information while undertaking a multibeam survey including summaries of the survey system on board, vessel calibrations, and tests.

Seabed Survey Data Model

The SSDM is a GIS model that has been developed since 2010 by the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) to facilitate management, integration and sharing of survey data at all levels, i.e. international, national, local, etc (IOGP, 2017).


Designed to vertically transform geospatial data among a variety of tidal, orthometric and ellipsoidal vertical datums.


A vertical datum transformation tool for the Australian coast.


HydrOffice represents a collaborative effort led by the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping to develop a research software environment with applications to facilitate all phases of the ping-to-chart process: facilitate data acquisition, automate and enhance data processing, and improve hydrographic products.

A Priori Tools

Tool or Resource


A Priori Multibeam Uncertainty Simulation Tool (AMUST)

Spreadsheet to help in the calculation of sources of error of the system. The link points to a registration page on the Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch Hydrographic Service) website (Figure 1).

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Survey tool Hydrobib

This tool provides integrated utilities for survey planning. It is more specific to R2Sonic echosounders, but can be adopted for other echosounders.