Australian Multibeam Guidelines
Version 2 of the Australian Multibeam Guidelines, published in July 2020, merged the content of the original National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Multibeam field manual. This process eliminated duplication and reduces future maintenance of guidelines. The Guidelines are available online through the NESP Marine Sampling Field Manual Portal, presented below.
The National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Field Manuals
The NESP Field Manuals for Marine Sampling to Monitor Australian Waters provide national standards for data acquisition. Version 2 of the manuals, published in July 2020, was developed to ensure that data collected by marine sampling platforms at different times and places across Australia are directly comparable. The manuals covers a number of key marine survey techniques including:
- Chapter 2 - Survey Design
- Chapter 3 - Multibeam Echosounder (MBES)
- Chapter 4 - Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV)
- Chapter 5 - Benthic Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV)
- Chapter 6 - Pelagic Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV)
- Chapter 7 - Towed Imagery
- Chapter 8 - Sleds & Trawls
- Chapter 9 - Grabs & Boxcorers
- Chapter 10 - Remotely Operated Vehicles
You can either browse the field manuals through the webpages, download discrete manuals as pdfs, or download a full version pdf.
AusSeabed Marine Data Portal User Guide
The AusSeabed Marine Data Portal User Guide provides users with information on commonly used functions in the AusSeabed Marine Data Portal (the Portal). The Portal is managed by Geoscience Australia and provides access to publicly available seabed-related datasets, such as bathymetry, backscatter, side scan sonar data and other marine-related or derived products (e.g. geomorphology), as well as a suite of analytical assessment tools to maximise the value of the data. The Portal allows users to explore and interrogate seafloor mapping products across Australia’s marine jurisdiction prior to downloading.