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Coastal seabed mapping survey, Vestfold Hills, Antarctica, February-March 2010
Entry ID: Davis_multibeam_grids

Abstract: From February to March 2010, Geoscience Australia (GA) conducted a multibeam sonar survey of the coastal waters of the Vestfold Hills in the Australian Antarctic Territory. The survey was conducted jointly with Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) and the Deployable Geospatial Survey Team (DGST) of the Royal Australian Navy. The survey was aimed primarily at understanding the character of the sea ... View entire text
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Description: Download point at the Geoscience Australia website for the 2 metre resolution bathymetric grid and the report
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.2   S: -68.9   E: 78.0   W: 77.3

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: O'Brien, P.E.
Dataset Title: Coastal seabed mapping survey, Vestfold Hills, Antarctica, February-March 2010
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2011-04-29
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-01-25
Stop Date: 2010-03-29
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2 m
Longitude Resolution: 2 m
ISO Topic Category
SHIPS Ancillary Description
Quality See the report available for download for further information.
Access Constraints The 2 metre resolution bathymetric and backscatter grids and the report are available for download from the Geoscience Australia website (see URLs below).
The bathymetric grid is available in ascii xyz, ESRI grid and CARIS formats.
The backscatter grid is available in ESRI ascii and ESRI grid formats.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 39 MB
Distribution Format: Ascii xyz
Fees: Free
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Email: phil.obrien.ant at
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O'Brien, P.E., Atkinson, I., Bowden, R., Forrest, D., Paddison, J. and Swanson, S. (2011), Coastal seabed mapping survey, Vestfold Hills, Antarctica, February-March 2010 (AAS 2201) - Post Survey Report., Geoscience Australia Record, 2010/47, 34
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-04-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-06-17

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