Marine imagery and annotation data on fish and shark assemblages provide powerful biodiversity reporting and impactful science communication and this project will improve discoverability, data analytics and reporting workflows for these powerful data assets.

This data has been used to illustrate climate change impacts, reveal environmental change within marine parks and indicate pathways to maximise bio-economic management globally.

This is an ARDC Australian Data Partnerships project.

1 Governance
Extend the coverage and formalise the governance arrangements for the existing Australian Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV) synthesis data asset, established through GlobalArchive.
2 Consensus
Build consensus for adoption and implementation on data standards, open-by-default model and to increase data discoverability and accessibility and improve usability.
3 Quality control
Develop and adopt data capture workflows, curation pipeline and interfaces.
4 Syndication
Develop data summary and synthesis layers in GlobalArchive that are machine syndicated to other platforms and portals

Core features

Data discoverability
Data discoverability will be enhanced by the syndication of summary and synthesis data products across national platforms.
Data access
Standardised metadata, machine-readability, and open by default access will be a step-change in the availability and value of this Australian BRUV synthesis data asset.

Who is this project for?

  • Researchers
  • Research organisations
  • Government agencies

What does this project enable?

This project will ensure the future growth of the Australian BRUV synthesis data asset, identified as a critical component for the sustained monitoring of Commonwealth, State and Territory Marine Park or Reserve networks, where stereo-BRUVs are a key tool for the non-destructive monitoring of fish assemblages across a range of water depths.

Handy resources

University of Western AustraliaVisit
Integrated Marine Observing SystemVisit
Western Australia Marine Science InstitutionVisit
Australian Ocean Data NetworkVisit
Western Australia Department of Biodiversity Conservation and AttractionsVisit
Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional DevelopmentVisit
South Australian Department for Environment and WaterVisit
Parks VictoriaVisit
NSW Department of Primary IndustriesVisit
Flinders UniversityVisit
Curtin UniversityVisit
Institute for Marine and Antarctic StudiesVisit
SeaGIS Pty LtdVisit
Australian Institute of Marine ScienceVisit
The Nature ConservancyVisit
Massey University of New ZealandVisit
South African Institute for Aquatic BiodiversityVisit
Sao Paulo State UniversityVisit
Dalhousie University (Canada)Visit