Layer Metadata

Metadata for Seagrass Meadows 1984-1988

Data Set
  DSIN 10421
  Title Seagrass Meadows 1984-1988
  Custodian Queensland Fisheries Service - Northern Fisheries Centre
  Jurisdiction QLD
  Abstract Coastal seagrass meadows along the Queensland coast. Survey Dates: Tarrant Point to Cape York - October/November 1986 Cape York to Cairns - November 1984 Cairns to Bowen - October/November 1987 Bowen to Water Park Point - March/April 1987 Water Park Point to Hervey Bay - October/November 1988 Noosa to Coolangatta - August/December 1987

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  Search Word(s) Seagrasses
  Geographic Extent Name(s) Queensland Coast
  Coordinates N: -9
  S: -29.5
  E: 154
  W: 138
Data Currency
  Beginning date 1/11/1984
  Ending date 30/11/1988
Dataset Status
  Progress Complete
  Maintenance and update frequency Not Required
  Stored Data Format DIGITAL - ArcView Shapefile (.shp)
  Available Format Type DIGITAL - ArcView Shapefile (.shp)
  Access Constraint QFS data - release outside QFS on completion of a data agreement
Data Quality
  Lineage Derived from visual assessment of the seabed by diving along transects out from the coastline at intervals of about 4km. Extra dive checks were made between transects for continuity.
  Positional Accuracy Boundaries of meadows were determined based on the positions of survey sites and the presence of seagrass, coupled with depth contours and other available information. Accuracy varies from 10-100 metres, as it relies partly on locational accuracy of RADAR.
  Attribute Accuracy Information finalized.
  Logical Consistency Attributes are standardised.
  Completeness All meadows examined at the time of survey are represented. Seagrass distribution can change seasonally and between years, and users should ensure that they make appropriate enquires to determine whether new information is available on the particular subject matter.
Contact Information
  Contact Organisation Queensland Fisheries Service - Northern Fisheries Centre
  Contact Position Research Scientist
  Mail Address 38-40 Tingara Street
  Locality Portsmith, Cairns
  State Qld
  Country Australia
  Postcode 4870
  Telephone (07) 4035 0113
  Facsimile (07) 4035 4664
  Electronic Mail
Metadata Date
  Creation Date 7/03/2002