Benthic Habitat Survey Sites

Dataset Number1234
Dataset TitleBenthic Habitat Survey Sites
CustodianData Authority: Department for Environment and Water
Data Provider: Department for Environment and Water


DescriptionPoint data collected from video drops identifying benthic habitats such as seagrass, macroalgae and reef, collected during field work in 2007 to 2011. Used to support the Benthic Habitat Mapping project undertaken by DENR to map the nearshore benthic habitats of South Australia.
UsageSurvey sites identify the biotic cover, substratum and seagrass genus (if present) in particular surveyed point locations around the state. The data can be used to support marine planning and management in SA.

Data Quality

LineageData was generated INTO a point layer using latitude and longitude coordinates collected on a non-differential GPS. Survey site data was collected to verify the broad scale 1:10,000 benthic mapping being undertaken by DENR in South Australia. Data was collected in 2007 - 2011 via GPS in WGS84 Datum and converted to GDA94 datum using ArcGIS 9.3.1
CompletenessDataset is complete to the information collected and supplied from the surveyor.
Positional AccuracyDue to a non-differential GPS being used point data will be accurate to approximately +/- 10 metres.

Geographic Extent

Extent NameSouth Australia
Min Easting or Longitude129
Min Northing or Latitude-38.25
Max Easting or Longitude141
Max Northing or Latitude-26

Dataset Status

Initially Acquired01-APR-2007
Last Updated08-JUN-2012
Update FrequencyAs required
Maintenance MethodAs new data becomes available it may be added to file.
LicenseingCC BY (Attribution)


TableNameField AliasData TypeDescription
Marine.StateBenthicVideoPointsTAPE_DATE DateDate data was acquired.
Marine.StateBenthicVideoPointsHABITAT CharacterThe habitat type i.e. seagrass dense, reef low profile, cobble ect.
Marine.StateBenthicVideoPointsMODIFIER CharacterHabitats or ecosystems that are not used for primary classification.
Marine.StateBenthicVideoPointsTAPE CharacterWhat video tape is associated to that video drop.
Marine.StateBenthicVideoPointsVIDEO_CLASS CharacterHabitat type and structure.
Marine.StateBenthicVideoPointsSUBSTRATE CharacterIf the substrate is consolidated or unconsolidated.

Contact Information

OrganisationDepartment for Environment and Water
Science Monitoring and Knowledge
Postal AddressGPO Box 1047