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Marine video samples of the CEAMARC cruise of the Aurora Australis,2007-2008

Abstract: Underwater video samples were obtained from the Deep Underwater Camera II (DUCII) system. Data are in mpeg video format.

Samples were named by:
1. CEAMARC site (e.g. 16)
2. Instrument (e.g. camera = CAM)
3. Sequence of deployments through the survey overall (e.g. first deployment = 01; second deployment = 02) e.g. 09CAM05 is the fifth camera deployment of the survey overall, and was at CEAMARC site 09.

Post-cruise analyses:
15 second logging of seabed geology and biology (species, class, order, whatever is significant for the habitat) directly into GNAV software for overlay into a GIS.
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Description: Download point for the excel spreadsheet analyses
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -65.81   S: -67.05   E: 145.33   W: 139.33

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: O'Brien, P., Posts, A. and Beaman, R.J.
Dataset Title: Marine video samples of the CEAMARC cruise of the Aurora Australis,2007-2008
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2012-05-31
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-12-16
Stop Date: 2008-01-28
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 Metre(s)
Longitude Resolution: 1 Metre(s)
Vertical Resolution: 5 Metre(s)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Minute(s)
Quality Data quality are good for all video records.
Access Constraints Excel spreadsheets detailing the video samples are available for download from the provided URL. A paper detailing the data is also available, but only to AAD personnel.

The video files are too large to be downloaded, and are available on request from the AADC.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License (

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.
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Data Set Progress
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: 68 kb
Distribution Format: Excel
Fees: Free
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Email: phil.obrien.ant at
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Post, A.L., Beaman, R.J., O'Brien, P.E., Eleaume, M., Riddle, M.J. (2011), Community structure and benthic habitats across the George V Shelf, East Antarctica: Trends through space and time, Deep-Sea Resarch II, 58, 105-118, doi:doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.05.020
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-02-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-08