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Heron Island Deployments of the Facility for the Automated Intelligent Monitoring of Marine Systems - FAIMMS

Sensor network infrastructure was installed at Heron Island in the southern Great Barrier Reef off Gladstone, Australia. The infrastructure consists of a base station mounted on the existing communications tower, a number of network relay poles installed in the lagoon and a number of buoys which carry the actual sensors.

The initial design is to monitor the flow of water through the lagoon which is often 'ponded' due to the high coral rim to the lagoon, this creates complex in and out flows and flushing of the lagoon system.

The deployment in August 2008 consisted of the base station using the Telstra nextG service, six 6m relay poles located in the lagoon and five sensor floats also located in the lagoon. The poles carry one bottom thermistor, the floats currently have surface thermistors only. Additional instrumentation will be added by the end of 2008.

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Title Heron Island Deployments of the Facility for the Automated Intelligent Monitoring of Marine Systems - FAIMMS
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Other
Data Status inactive
Update Frequency continual
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/f5b49a75-e294-491a-9061-f8a5436bd8b6
Date Published 2017-03-03
Date Updated 2017-04-21
Contact Point
Australian Institute of Marine Science
reception@aims.gov.au
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[151.895, -23.477], [152.005, -23.477], [152.005, -23.425], [151.895, -23.425], [151.895, -23.477]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal Australian Oceans Data Network CSW Harvester
Publisher/Agency Australian Institute of Marine Science
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