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Project details

Title: Deepwater Assessment Group
Id: 1882
Acronym: Deepwater Assessment Group
Investigator(s): Rudy Kloser
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere - Hobart [details]

Years: 2004 to 2005
Hierachy: Sustainable Marine Ecosystems in SE Region

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Survey InvestigatorDescription
ST 01/2008

Rudy Kloser (CMAR) Scientific Objectives
As part of a national seabed mapping initiative map the upper-slope and mid-slope seabed focusing on the 200 m to 1500 m depth range and regions important for regional marine planning, biodiversity and conservation assessments and fisheries habitat mapping.
Objectives for the transit voyages:
1. Using transit time, map key areas as identified in gap analysis.
2. Develop methods of improving data quality and calibrating the EM300 backscatter data.
3. Develop and test new rapid methods of ground truthing acoustic backscatter maps with optical and physical sampling.
4. Process bathymetry and backscatter data and create maps suitable for ecological interpretation.
The objectives to be accomplished on this transit are to complete a swath survey line from Hobart to Sydney, predominately along the 400m contour, map and resample reference sites at 100, 200 and 400 m and deploy XBTs and the CTD in order to provide calibration data for the swath mapper.
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