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Davis Multibeam Survey 2016/17, Antarctica (GA-0357-0360/ AAP 5093/ HI590) ? High Resolution Bathymetry Grid
Entry ID: AAS_5093_Davis_multibeam_bathymetry_grid_2016_17

Abstract: Geoscience Australia, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) conducted a hydrographic and seafloor characterisation survey in nearshore waters offshore from Davis Station in the Australian Antarctic Territory. Multibeam bathymetry data was acquired during January-February 2017 and a high-resolution (2 m) bathymetry grid produced for the survey area.

Purpose: The objective of the survey was to map the seabed environment in shallow (less than 300 m) coastal waters adjacent to Davis station in the Vestfold Hills region, to obtain data for the compilation of nautical charts and to acquire fundamental baseline data necessary for informed environmental management, science, infrastructure and logistical operations. Data collected during the survey includes ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.4   S: -68.6   E: 78.1   W: 77.5
Min Altitude: 1 METRES Max Altitude: 1 METRES
Min Depth: 0 METRES Max Depth: 450 METRES

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Smith, J., Spinoccia, M., Harris, U.
Dataset Title: Davis Multibeam Survey 2016/17, Antarctica (GA-0357-0360/ AAP 5093/ HI590) ? High Resolution Bathymetry Grid
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2019-04-01
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2017-01-10
Stop Date: 2017-02-17
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2 Metre(s)
Longitude Resolution: 2 Metre(s)
SHIPS Ancillary Description
Access Constraints These data are available for download from the Geoscience Australia website at the provided URL.
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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
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 2 6249 9487
Email: jodie.smith at
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Geoscience Australia
GPO Box 378
City: Canberra
Province or State: ACT
Postal Code: 2601
Country: Australia
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Smith, J. (2019), Davis Multibeam Survey 2016/17, Antarctica (GA-0357-0360/ AAP 5093/ HI590) ? High Resolution Bathymetry Grid, Geoscience Australia, Canberra, Australia, doi:,
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2019-03-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-02