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Coastal Marine Group (CMG)

Services and Facilities

The Coastal Marine Group has a wide range of experience in measurement, analysis and modelling of coastal processes which have been developed and maintained at a cutting edge over the last 40 years. These are mainly to support our research and the research of our students which, as a university provider, remain our core business. However, our commitment to solving real-world problems, and providing our students with opportunities to interact with the people that may employ them, mean that we are always looking for opportunities to put our capabilities at the service of our region. The areas that we are best able to contribute are:

  • Seabed mapping and hydrographic surveying in coastal, estuarine and freshwater environments
  • Shoreline and surfzone morphological mapping using optical (video or Lidar) techniques
  • Marine species identification
  • Ecological surveys
  • Coastal ocean observing systems. Measurement of waves and currents in coastal environments
  • Coastal numerical modelling for e.g. port developments, carrying capacity.

Please contact us to discuss ways we might help.

Other Facilities

We also have access to numerous other facilities as set out under the links below.

Please contact us for more information about any of these facilities.

CMG's Vessels

  • 9 m Catamaran “Tai Rangahau”, twin 150 Hp outboards, purpose built survey and diving craft
  • 6 m Pontoon boat “ Taitimu”,135 Hp outboard, multi task craft
  • 3.9 m pontoon boat “Waikohe”, 25 Hp outboard, light craft
  • Bombardier 85 HP Jet Bike

Please contact us for more information about any of these facilities.


CMG's Diving Facilities

  • 7 complete SCUBA sets
  • Underwater communication gear
  • Underwater
  • Digital Video camera, Sony in Deakin housing
  • Underwater Still cameras, Nikonos III Dive compressor

Please contact us for more information about any of these facilities.


CMG's Seismic Facilities

  • KLEIN 595 Dual frequency 100/500 khz Side Scan Sonar
  • KLEIN Sub Bottom Profiler 3 khz
  • Triton Elics “ISIS” sonar acquisition hardware and software
  • Triton Elics “Delph map” mosaic and realtime mosaic software
  • BARRINGER Marine Magnetometer

Please contact us for more information about any of these facilities.


CMG's Hydrographic Facilities

  • Knudsen MP 200 dual frequency 33/200 khz sounder
  • Raytheon DB 719 dual frequency 33/200 khz sounder
  • TRIMBLE Hydro PRO Nav and data collection software
  • SIMRAD EM 3000 Multibeam echosounder with TSS MAHRS and TRITON ELICS data acquisition PC

Please contact us for more information about any of these facilities.


CMG's Positioning Facilities

  • TRIMBLE MS 750 RTK GPS, land and marine survey
  • TRIMBLE MS 750 RTK GPS, land and marine survey
  • TRIMBLE RL 4000 DGPS
  • TRIMBLE PRO XR DGPS, base station Northshore
  • KIWISTAR, OMNISTAR, AM/VHF DGPS
  • NIKON Total Station
  • Various handheld conventional GPS units

Please contact us for more information about any of these facilities.


CMG's Current Meters

  • 4 INTEROCEAN S4 ADW current meters
  • 2 FSI acoustic currentmeters
  • 5 DOBIE wave and tide gauges
  • 1 SONTEK ADP with
  • 1 NOBSKA Mavs3 acoustic current meter
  • 4 acoustic DATASONIC locator beacons

Please contact us for more information about any of these facilities.


CMG's Miscellaneous Facilities

  • PHANTOM 300 ROV (remote operated vehicle)
  • SPLASHCAM, 100 m cable ccd videocamera
  • SEB 19 Seabird CTD
  • Yeo Kal Turbidity
  • Yeo Kal Salinity/Temp
  • Hydro Camel, self sustained underwater water sampler
  • 2 Smith McIntyre grab samplers

Please contact us for more information about any of these facilities.