Geoscience Australia, Jerrabomberra Avenue, Symonston ACT, Australia

Established: 2018

Organisation type: Programme
Geographical scope: National
Member countries:
Participating countries: Australia, New Zealand, United States
Funding source Percentage

Organisation’s vision:

By 2030, all available seabed mapping data within the Australian Marine Estate will be readily and openly available, and new data acquisition will take into account the needs of a wide range of users. This will facilitate collaborations between government, research institutions and the private sector while contributing to the blue economy and opening up new avenues for scientific investigation.

Organisation’s mission:

Improve the awareness, coverage, quality, discoverability and accessibility of seabed mapping data through coordination and collaboration in the Australian region.

Organisation’s objectives (if different from the Mission):


  • bathymetry
  • collaboration
  • national
  • seabed mapping


  • Data management, interoperability, sharing, access, open data policies
  • Technical coordination of ocean observing
  • Training scientists/technicians