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About us

Deakin Marine Mapping is a group of researchers from Deakin University led by Daniel Ierodiaconou focusing on mapping the seafloor and coastlines of Victoria and beyond.


Deakin University has invested in the most advanced oceanographic mapping technologies in the world. The latest generation seafloor mapping systems capable of the collection of thousands of soundings per minute is used to develop detailed pictures of our ocean floor.


This information is combined with biological data from remotely operated vehicles, baited camera systems and acoustically positioned towed video using modelling techniques to decipher patterns of distribution over large geographic areas.

We are also using our drone fleet to map and observe our coastlines and rocky shores.

We combine physical and biological observations with advanced analysis approaches including frequentist and machine learning to understand patterns and processes. 

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge and pay our deepest respect to the Eastern Maar, Gunditjmara, Wadawurrung, and Wurundjeri peoples, who are the Traditional Custodians of the earth, skies, and seas on which Deakin Marine Mapping operate. We extend our acknowledgement to all past and present Traditional Custodians of country in Australia and recognise their enduring connection to Country. Since time immemorial Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have maintained a rich history of mapping in Australia. This history has been communicated by way of artworks and oral traditions, providing an invaluable perspective and understanding of Australia's unique landscape.  We acknowledge the immense spiritual, cultural, and scientific value of these efforts, and recognise the role of Indigenous knowledge in managing and conserving Australia’s environment for future generations. 


The Team


Research from our vessel Yolla, and stories from under the sea.

Research and stories from our drone fleet looking at our oceans and coasts.

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