Bathymetry

Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea bathymetry

This dataset provides the new high-resolution bathymetry model of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, called gbr100 (Project 3DGBR internal link here). The 100 metre-resolution gridded bathymetry dataset covers an area of about 3,000,000 km2, from the Gulf of Papua to northern New South Wales, and easterly into the deep Coral Sea. This page provides the data in a range of formats for public download.   

Copyright Notice

NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION.

Additional content (posters, Google Earth imagery, Web Map) can be obtained at the e-Atlas website.

If using the data for publications, please quote the following reference:

  • Beaman, R.J., 2010. Project 3DGBR: A high-resolution depth model for the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility (MTSRF) Project 2.5i.1a Final Report, MTSRF, Cairns, Australia, pp. 13 plus Appendix 1. (internal link here)

Seminar presented to the Australian Hydrographic Service (AHS) 8 July 2010:

Poster presented at Australian Marine Sciences Association conference 3-7 July 2011:

Gallery images

  • Seamounts
  • Townsville
  • Bowen
  • Brisbane
  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Cape York
  • Cooktown
  • Gladstone
  • Ingham
  • Mackay
  • Port Douglas
  • NE Queensland Plateau
  • SE Queensland Plateau
  • West Queensland Plateau
  • Rockhampton

Movie


 

Google Earth

gbrbathy_google

 

Widescreen images

gbrbathy_capeyork_s
gbrbathy_cooktown_s
gbrbathy_portdouglas_s
gbrbathy_cairns_s
gbrbathy_ingham_s
gbrbathy_townsville_s
gbrbathy_bowen_s
gbrbathy_mackay_s
gbrbathy_rockhampton_s
gbrbathy_gladstone_s
gbrbathy_bundaberg_s
gbrbathy_brisbane_s
gbrbathy_qldplateau1_s
gbrbathy_qldplateau2_s
gbrbathy_qldplateau3_s
gbrbathy_seamounts_s  

GeoTIFF images

gbrbathy_geotif_s

 

Grid data (V2.0, 23 June 2011)

gbrbathy_dem_s

 

Geomorphic Features and line data

gbrbathy_geomorph_s  

 

Metadata