NTC provides the management and operational support to the project with assistance from the Australian Climate Change Science Program. The funding for the project derives from the Commonwealth Government, through the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. The project is designed to monitor sea level around the coastline of Australia. The ultimate goal is to identify long period sea level changes, with particular emphasis on the enhanced greenhouse effect on sea level.
NTC maintains an array of SEAFRAME (SEA-Level Fine Resolution Acoustic Measuring Equipment) stations which measure sea level very accurately, and record meteorological parameters. The array consists of fourteen standard stations, and two supplementary stations (Lorne and Stony Point), which are owned by port operators.
Vertical stability of the gauges is surveyed by State organisations. The survey data is archived by Geoscience Australia.
The following products from this project are now available.