Field manuals for marine sampling to monitor Australian waters
The NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub has developed a suite of field manuals to describe a nationally consistent and defensible approach to marine data acquisition. With over 70 contributors from 30 agencies, the field manuals include information on marine survey design, pre-survey planning, gear deployment and retrieval, and data management.
For more information about the field manuals and their benefits, see this news story: Marine sampling field manuals support biodiversity monitoring at a national scale.
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We encourage all users (or potential users) to give feedback and suggestions for future versions and manuals via our online questionnaire here. Deadline - 10 December 2018.
The field manuals can be downloaded in their entirety or as individual chapters by clicking on the links below.
- Field manuals for marine sampling to monitor Australian Waters - Download at Item field
- Front Matter
- Chapter 1 – Introduction
- Chapter 2 – Survey Design
- Chapter 3 – Multibeam Echosounder (MBES)
- Chapter 4 – Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV)
- Chapter 5 – Benthic Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV)
- Chapter 6 – Pelagic Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV)
- Chapter 7 – Towed Imagery
- Chapter 8 – Sleds & Trawls
- Chapter 9 – Grabs & Boxcorers
- Appendices – Collaborators, Permitting, Post-Survey Report Templates
- Flyer - Field manuals for marine sampling: Towards a national monitoring program
- Request a poster - Gear Up: Field manuals for marine sampling
- Project D2 - Standard operating procedures for survey design, condition assessment and trend detection