This project aims to study and explain unique seabed features evident in the near-shore Gippsland basin. One such feature (mapped by LIDAR) is a limited area of prominent channels, or possibly sub-aqueous dunes, extending from the near-shore to depths of around 40m.
Recognising unusual seabed features will provide novel insights into dynamic processes in the Australian nearshore seabed. Understanding links between these features and biotic communities will improve ecological understanding and assist conservation of these marine ecosystems. Understanding acoustic, visual and geochemical signatures associated with these features will inform robust baseline measuring, monitoring and verification (MMV) specifications for any CCS application in the area.