NESP Biodiversity Hub Hunter Marine Park Towed Video Imagery

Raw downward facing still imagery of the seabed for Hunter Marine Park acquired using NSW Department of Planning Industry and Environment towed video system aboard RV Bombora for the National Environmental Science Program (NESP Biodiversity Hub). Fieldwork was funded, both cash and in-kind, by NSW DPIE and NESP in Year 5 (2019) of the program for 8-10 days of towed video over areas surveyed earlier in the program using a multi-beam echosounder (MBES) in 2015-16 and 2018-19 (NSW DPIE). A report titled 'Mapping and characterising the rocky reef habitat, fish and sessile invertebrate assemblages of the Hunter Marine Park' is available on the NESP website. Sites were randomly selected across mapped areas of the park's inner shelf, >3NM offshore of Seal Rocks, Broughton Island and Outer Gibber and covering depths of ~25-110m. Georeferenced (XYZ)and time-stamped (UTC) still imagery is accessible via DPIE Information Asset Register (IAR) and NSW Sharing and Enabling Environmental Data (SEED) website and linked to the online annotation platform Squidle+.

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Language English
Alternative Title NESP Biodiversity Hub D3 Project: still imagery of the seabed in the Hunter Marine Park
Edition 1
Purpose baseline for monitoring
Frequency of change Unknown
Field of Research (optional) Landscape Ecology,Marine and Estuarine Ecology incl Marine Ichthyology,Wildlife and Habitat Management
Metadata Date 2020-05-18
Date of Asset Creation 2020-05-18
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
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Record 1
Object type
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Geospatial Topic Imagery base maps earth cover
NSW Place Name Port Stephens Great Lakes Worimi

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2019-10-20 - 2020-08-31
Datum WSG84 / UTM Zone 56S
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Attribution NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 2024"