Compilation of seismic reflection data from the Tasman Frontier region, southwest Pacific

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Sutherland, R.; Viskovic, G.P.D.; Bache, F.; Stagpoole, V.M.; Collot, J.; Rouillard, P.; Hashimoto, T.; Hackney, R.; Higgins, K.; Rollet, N.; Patriat, M.; Roest, W.R. 2012 Compilation of seismic reflection data from the Tasman Frontier region, southwest Pacific. Lower Hutt N.Z.: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2012/01 72 p. + USB flash drive

Abstract: The Tasman Frontier region is a vast submerged continental fragment of over 3,000,000 sq km between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. It hosts a number of unexplored sedimentary basins, some of which may share a common geological origin with the Taranaki and Gippsland basins, where petroleum production is established. The Tasman Frontier database is a compilation of digital seismic reflection data from the region that are able to be made publicly available, as at March 2012. The database contains c. 100,000 line km of seismic reflection data that have been modified to seg-y format with uniform header information and byte locations of key fields, so that they can be easily loaded into a computer workstation. The project is a collaborative initiative between GNS Science, Geoscience Australia, Service Geologique de Nouvelle-Caledonie (SGNC-DIMENC), Agence de Developpement Economique de la Nouvelle-Caledonie (ADECAL), and Institut francais de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (IFREMER). GNS Science Report 2012/01 contains the database as a supplement and can be obtained from GNS Science ( The report outlines the exploration history and geological setting of the region, gives a technical description of the data, and specifies licence terms and registration instructions for users. (auth)