OzCoasts provides comprehensive information about Australia's coast, including its estuaries, coastal waterways and climate change impact. This helps to generate a better understanding of coastal environments, the complex processes that occur in them, the potential environmental health issues. OzCoasts is managed by the Seabed Mapping and Coastal Information section at Geoscience Australia, and represents a collaborative effort of more than 100 scientists and mangers from across Australia. More about us ...


Search data Search data
Simple search, Estuary search, Beach search, Map search.
Coastal information, Coastal stakeholder, Regional plans & strategies. Publications


Conceptual modelsConceptual models
Wetland classification, Estuarine typology, Beach typology,
Science models, Estuarine biophysical models, Beach geomorphic models,
Process models, Threat models, Stressors models.
Build your own model

Coastal indicatorsCoastal indicator factsheets
Beach erosion, Climate change, Sea level rise, Biodiversity, Mangrove areas,
Dissolved oxygen, Hermit crabs, Turbidity, Water temperature, Nutrients,
Eutrophication, Toxicants, Salt marsh areas, Salinity, Seagrass areas,
Beach & dune areas, Shorebird, Sedimentation rates, more ...


Habitat MappingHabitat mapping
Coastal water habitat mapping toolkit: Benthic habitat mapping, Techniques, Case studies, Decision tree
Interactive 3D Models: Cockburn Sound, Keppel Bay and Fitzroy River Area,
Sydney Harbour, Woody Island.

NRM reportingNatural resource management
Coastal Eutrophication Risk Assessment Tool,
Report cards, Habitat extent Australian shallow waters spectral library
Environmental Management Framework, Numerical modelling tool links
Stressors: Altered pH, Disturbance to Biota, Hydrodynamic alterations, ...

Landform & Stability Maps
Coastal landform & stability mapping tool
Introduction,
Smartline maps,
Reports and data


Australian riverscape classification service Tropical rivers
Search classifications Access attribute data Request classification

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