This report documents updated information for Underwater Topographic Features (UTFs: seamounts, knolls, hills) in the New Zealand region, and the development of a new Postgres database to serve this information. There are 42 fields for each UTF covering generic descriptors, with physical, oceanographic, geological, biological, and fisheries information. Data are given for 2964 UTFs distributed within the Territorial Sea (89), Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) (1907), and outside the EEZ (968).
AEBR 291 Underwater Topographic Features in the New Zealand region: development of an updated ‘SEAMOUNT’ database and information on the extent and intensity of deep-sea trawl fisheries on them
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)