Environmental Information Products and Services Directory

Marine

Marine

The products and services listed on this page relate to Australia's coastal and marine areas, including marine geology, water quality and elements of oceanography (such as waves, ocean winds and tides).

The products and services listed below include links to relevant custodians. Refer to the acronym list for departments, agencies and organisations.

The Atlas focuses on mapping and analysis of Australian wild capture commercial, recreational and Indigenous fisheries and their adjacent coastal communities.
Department of Agriculture ABARES
The Atlas of Living Australia is a national initiative to bring together information, and in particular research data, about Australian plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms. This assists in recording, managing and analysing biodiversity data.
CSIRO | Australian Government
The Australian Antarctic Data Centre website provides online access to a broad range of scientific information about Antarctica.
Department of the Environment
This project is designed to monitor sea level around the coastline of Australia, with an emphasis on the enhanced greenhouse effect. Selected hourly, monthly and yearly reports are currently available.
BoM
The Australian Chart Index contains lists of Australian Paper Charts, Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) Cells, and Seafarer Raster Nautical Chart (RNC) Region Packs and Seafarer Day Packs.
Department of Defence
The Australian Coastal Ecosystems Facility (ACEF) collects and distributes key coastal datasets for use in the protection and use of Australia's coastal assets. The ACEF website provides coastal data and research portals, satellite imagery, a list of coastal plans and policies, and the National Marine Turtle Database.
CSIRO | TERN
The knowledge hub provides research, resources and news relevant to emergency management. It includes statistics and information, photos, video and media about past disaster events.
Attorney-General's Department
This annual publication presents data from state, territory and Commonwealth commercial fisheries (both wild catch and aquaculture).
Department of Agriculture ABARES
The Australian Heritage Database contains information about more than 20,000 natural, historic and Indigenous places.
Department of the Environment
The Australian Heritage Places Inventory contains summary information about places listed in State, Territory and Commonwealth Heritage Registers and Lists.
Department of the Environment
The AIMS Data Centre provides descriptions of data (and metadata) for marine science subjects, and links to other specialised tropical marine applications.
AIMS
The Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal presents articles for the atmospheric, oceanic and related sciences on topics relevant to the Southern Hemisphere.
BoM
The Australian National Shipwrecks Database includes information on all known shipwrecks in Australian waters.
Department of the Environment
Australian Notices to Mariners are the authority for correcting Australian Navigational Charts and Australian Nautical Publications and are published every fortnight by the Australian Hydrographic Office.
Department of Defence
The Australian Ocean Data portal is an online database for search, discovery, access and download of marine data collected by the Australian marine community.
Australian Government
The Earth Observation Group provides advice and information on Australia's satellite data, products and services.
GA
The Australian bathymetry and topography grid, June 2009 is a downloadable consistent, high-quality 9 arc second bathymetric grid for Australian waters.
GA
Climate Change in Australia shows how Australia's climate may change in the future. Climate change projections are available for low, mid-range and high greenhouse gas scenarios - drawing on scenarios developed for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report.
BoM | CSIRO
The Biodiversity Volunteer Portal uses the power of online volunteers to digitise biodiversity data that is locked up in biodiversity collections, field notebooks and survey sheets.
ALA
This monthly e-newsletter snapshot summarises the most interesting and exciting science news stories and events of the month.
CSIRO
The Climate Change Adaptation Information Hub will provide an interactive information hub to improve local, regional and national climate change adaptation responses. It will increase the accessibility of existing climate change adaptation data and facilitate the input, analysis and dissemination of new data and knowledge.
Australian National Data Service | Griffith University | Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation
This website provides information on the science of climate change and climate variability. It includes climate updates, trend maps and information about relevant datasets.
BoM
Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota is a continuously maintained and expanding 8-digit coding system for aquatic organisms in the Australian region.
CSIRO
This web-based mapping tool presents location maps of biologically important areas for Australia's marine protected species.
Department of the Environment
Discover Information Geographically allows the user to discover what information the Department holds on a particular topic of interest or for an area of interest. Entries currently cover data and publications, but will be extended to incorporate map services and printed maps.
Department of the Environment
A web summary of earthquake activity is presented for Australia and its surrounding regions using maps.
GA
The ENSO Wrap-Up provides information on El Niño/La Niña weather patterns for Australia.
BoM
The e-Atlas is a website and mapping system for presenting environmental research data and information on the Great Barrier Reef and terrestrial tropical ecosystems.
AIMS
eXchange is an electronic newsletter about environmental information activity with a focus on Australian Government developments, including strategic activities, new and existing products and services and major events.
BoM
envstats is the environment statistics newsletter of United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD). It provides information about the activities of the UNSD and developments elsewhere in the field of environment statistics.
UNSD
The Sightings Network is an avenue for reef users to tell the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority about marine animals seen on the reef. Users are encouraged to send in observations, photographs and video recordings.
GBRMPA
High seas forecasts are issued twice daily and include information on wind, waves, temperature and rain for areas beyond the coastal waters surrounding Australia.
BoM
The indigenous weather knowledge website displays seasonal weather calendars, developed over thousands of years by Indigenous communities.
BoM
IMOS is a fully integrated, national-scale, in-situ, ocean observing system. It observes open ocean to coastal areas and covers physical and biological variables to improve understanding of climate change in Australia. All IMOS data are freely available through the IMOS Ocean Portal.
Australian Government | University of Tasmania
The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre is operated 24 hours a day and detects, monitors, verifies and warns of any tsunami threat to the coastline of Australia and its offshore territories.
BoM | GA
The Marine Water Quality Dashboard is a tool to access and visualise a range of water quality indicators for the Great Barrier Reef. It enables access to near real-time data, and over ten years of information, on sea surface temperatures, chlorophyll levels, suspended sediments, and coloured dissolved organic matter.
BoM
Marine wind forecasts are issued twice daily and provide graphical information on wind direction and speed for different marine areas across Australia.
BoM
The Maritime Gazetteer of Australia is a searchable database containing all the place names used in Australia's official navigational charts.
Department of Defence
Measures of Australia's Progress presents key statistical measures that demonstrate change and progress in areas including society, the economy and environment.
ABS
This software provides the ability to analyse large amounts of spatial information and conduct spatial information assessments.
Department of Agriculture ABARES
This mobile phone application can be used to search for information about heritage sites, wetlands, national parks and protected plants and animals in any Australian location.
Department of the Environment
This portal provides access to digital elevation data on Australia's landforms and seabed.
GA
This central repository provides information on the biology, ecology and distribution (international and national) of invasive marine pest species. It includes known introduced species and those with potential for future introduction.
Department of Agriculture ABARES
The National Pollutant Inventory database presents annual information of emissions of 93 key pollutants to the air, water and land from industry facilities, and information on waste transfers from facilities.
Department of the Environment
National seasonal temperature outlooks are general statements about the probability or risk of wetter or drier than average weather over a three-month period.
BoM
This e-newsletter provides a summary of activities from the Northern Australia Hub of the National Environmental Research program.
NERP Northern
Modelled ocean forecasts provide information on sea temperatures and currents across Australian waters.
BoM
This mobile phone application allows users to retrieve lists and details of species recorded within an area. Users can submit species occurrence records with an image to the Atlas of Living Australia, and view the latest images added to the Atlas.
ALA
OzCoasts provides comprehensive information, modelling and tools about Australia's coastal areas, including the impacts of climate change.
GA
The Pacific Climate Change Data Portal provides access to raw and homogenised temperature and rainfall data for several countries and islands in the South Pacific region.
BoM
The Predictive Ocean Atmosphere Model for Australia (POAMA) is a seasonal to inter-annual seasonal forecast modelling system that provides a number of experimental operational products.
BoM
The Australian Hydrographic Service is responsible for the publication and distribution of nautical charts and other information required for the safety of ships navigating in Australian waters.
Department of Defence
The Australian Hydrographic Service publishes a range of fact sheets on issues relevant to ships navigating in Australian waters. Topics include the accuracy and reliability of charts, chart symbology, electronic navigation charts, and hydrographic surveying.
Department of Defence
This dataset is a tiled compilation of multibeam data held by Geoscience Australia lying within the outer edge of Australia's offshore area, and some data in international waters, as of August 2012. The data are gridded to a resolution of 50 metres and are available in several formats.
GA
Spatial sea surface temperature anomaly forecasts are plotted for the Great Barrier Reef using the Bureau of Meteorology's seasonal prediction system.
BoM
The Species Profile and Threats Database provides information about species and ecological communities listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Department of the Environment
The State of the Climate report provides a summary of observations of Australia's climate and analysis of the factors that influence it.
CSIRO
Published every 5 years, State of the Environment reports provide information about the current condition of the Australian environment, the risks it faces and whether we are doing enough to protect it.
Department of the Environment
The Sustainable Australia report, released every two years, reports on a set of National Sustainability Indicators which include social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainability.
Department of the Environment
This website provides a centralised point-of-access to environment and energy related statistics and activities from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It provides a list of relevant releases, contacts and advice.
ABS
This e-newsletter provides the latest news from the CSIRO Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship and its collaborations with research, industry and government partners.
CSIRO
The analysis chart archive provides access to weather maps for the Australian, Southeast Asian/Western Pacific and Southern Hemisphere regions.
BoM