All individuals that contributed to versions 1 or 2 of this field manual package are listed below, with the following categories assigned based on their level of contribution:

  • Editors oversaw production of the entire field manual package, ensuring fit-for-purpose content and consistent scope, style, and formatting throughout.
  • Lead authors led working groups associated with discrete chapters or sampling platforms.
  • Authors helped write chapters or provided crucial information to do so.
  • Contributors participated in working group discussions.
  • Reviewers provided assessments of draft chapters. In some cases, reviewers of Version 1 became co-authors of Version 2 due to their extensive contributions.
First name Surname Agency Role Chapter
Rachel Przeslawski Geoscience Australia Editor, Lead author All
Scott Foster CSIRO Editor, Lead author All
Neville Barrett UTas Lead author AUV, ROV, MBES
Phil Bouchet UWA Lead author P_BRUV, BRUV
Andrew Carroll Geoscience Australia Lead author Towed Vid, AUV
Tim Langlois UWA Lead author BRUV, P_BRUV, Introduction
Aero Leplastrier Geoscience Australia Lead author MBES (V2)
Vanessa Lucieer UTas Lead author AUV, MBES (V1)
Jac Monk UTas Lead author ROV, AUV, BRUV, TowVid, Stats
Kim Picard Geoscience Australia Lead author MBES (V2)
Joel Williams NSW Dept of Primary Industries Lead Author BRUV, ROV
Rene Abesamis Silliman University Author BRUV
Franzis Althaus CSIRO Author Sled, TowVid
Jacob Asher NOAA Author BRUV
Kam Austine EGS Author MBES
Robin Beaman James Cook University Author, Contributor TowVid, MBES
Penny Berents Australian Museum Author Grab
Anthony Bernard South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity Author BRUV
Matthew Birt AIMS Author BRUV
Todd Bond UWA Author ROV
Tom Bridge AIMS Author AUV
Mike Cappo AIMS Author BRUV
Malcolm Clark National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Author Sled, Grab
Jamie Colquhoun AIMS Author Sled
Richard Cullen RAN AHO Author MBES
Leanne Currey-Randall AIMS Author BRUV
Nicholas Dando Geoscience Australia Author MBES
James Daniell James Cook University Author (V2), Reviewer (V1) MBES
Sabine Dittman Flinders University Author (V2), Reviewer (V1) Grab
David Donohue iXblue Author MBES
Damon Driessen Curtin Author BRUV
Graham Edgar UTas Author Grab
Stuart Edwards CSIRO Author MBES
David Fairclough Curtin, WA Dept Primary Industries Author BRUV
Melissa Fellows Geoscience Australia Author, Contributor Appendix A, MBES
Ashley Fowler NSW Dept Primary Industries Author ROV
Chris Frid Griffith University Author Grab
Ariell Friedman GreyBits Author TowVid, AUV
Laura Fullwood Curtin Author BRUV
Brooke Gibbons UWA Author Introduction, BRUV
Dan Gledhill CSIRO Author Sled
Jordan Goetze Curtin Author BRUV
David Harasti NSW Dept Primary Industries Author BRUV
Euan Harvey Curtin Author BRUV
Keith Hayes CSIRO Author Stats
Nicole Hill UTas Author AUV
Garnet Hooper RPS Author Stats, Grab
Geoffrey Hosack CSIRO Author Stats
Michelle Heupel AIMS, IMOS Author BRUV
Jamie Hicks SA Dept Env and Water Author BRUV
Tom Holmes WA Department of Biodiversity Author, Contributor BRUV, Intro
Charlie Huveneers Flinders University Author P_BRUV, BRUV
Daniel Ierodiaconou Deakin University Author, Contributor TowVid, AUV, BRUV, MBES
Tim Ingleton NSW Office of Environment & Heritage Author Grab, TowVid, MBES
Alan Jordan NSW Dept Primary Industries, Utas Author TowVid, AUV, BRUV, MBES
Gary Kendrick UWA Author AUV
David Kennedy University of Melbourne Author Grab
Nathan Knott NSW Dept Primary Industries Author BRUV
Emma Lawrence CSIRO Author Stats
Tom Letessier Zoological Society of London Author P_BRUV
Michelle Linklater NSW Office of Environment & Heritage Author TowVid
Michael Lowry NSW Dept of Primary Industries Author P_BRUV
Hamish Malcolm NSW Dept Primary Industries Author BRUV
Dianne McLean AIMS Author BRUV, ROV
Steph McLennan Geoscience Australia Author MBES
Mark Meekan AIMS Author BRUV
Jessica Meeuwig UWA Author P_BRUV
David Miller SA Dept Env and Water Author BRUV
Peter Mitchell Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Author BRUV
Stephen Newman Curtin, WA Dept Primary Industries Author BRUV
Scott Nichol Geoscience Australia Author, Contributor Grab, Appendix B, MBES
Tim O'Hara Museums Victoria Author Sled
Iain Parnum Curtin Author MBES
Julian Partridge UWA Author ROV
Nicholas Perkins UTas Author ROV
Alix Post Geoscience Australia Author, Contributor TowVid, MBES
Ben Radford AIMS Author BRUV
Matt Rees AIMS Author P_BRUV
Fernanda Rolim São Paulo State University Author BRUV
Julia Santana-Garcon Spanish Research Council Author P_BRUV
Benjamin Saunders Curtin Author BRUV
Molly Scott University of New South Wales Author P_BRUV
Justy Siwabessy Geoscience Australia Author MBES
Adam Smith Massey University Author BRUV
Jodie Smith Geoscience Australia Author, Contributor Grab, TowVid, MBES
Michele Spinoccia Geoscience Australia Author MBES
Marcus Stowar AIMS Author TowVid, BRUV
Ralph Talbot-Smith WA Transport Author MBES
Matthew Taylor NSW Dept of Primary Industries Author P_BRUV
Christopher Thompson UWA Author P_BRUV
Paul G Thomson UWA Author ROV
Maggie Tran Geoscience Australia Author, Contributor TowVid, MBES
Michael Travers Curtin, WA Dept Primary Industries Author BRUV
Aaron Tyndall CSIRO Author TowVid
Laurent Vigliola Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement Author P_BRUV
Corey Wakefield Curtin, WA Dept Primary Industries Author BRUV
Sasha Whitmarsh Flinders University Author P_BRUV, BRUV
Lara Atkinson South African Env Observation Network Reviewer Sled
Shanta Barley UWA Reviewer P_BRUV
Nic Bax UTas Reviewer All (V1)
Brian Bett University of Southampton Reviewer AUV
Trevor Dhu Geoscience Australia Reviewer All (V1)
Emma Flukes UTas Reviewer All (V1)
Oliver Gansell Department of Conservation, New Zealand Reviewer Stats
Veerle Huvenners University of Southampton Reviewer AUV
Ana Lara-Lopez IMOS Reviewer All (V1)
Dhugal Lindsay Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology Reviewer Towed Vid
Tim Moltmann IMOS Reviewer All (V1)
Michael Prall California Department of FIsh & Wildlie Reviewer ROV
Roger Proctor AODN Reviewer All (V1)
Tanya Whiteway Geoscience Australia Reviewer, Contributor All (V1), MBES
Paul van Dam-Bates Department of Conservation, New Zealand Reviewer Stats
Nicole Bergersen Acoustic Imaging Contributor MBES
Douglas Bergersen Acoustic Imaging Contributor MBES
Matt Boyd CSIRO Contributor MBES
Brett Brace RAN AHO Contributor MBES
Brendan Brooke Geoscience Australia Contributor MBES
Owen Cantrill QLD MSQ Contributor MBES
Mark Case AIMS Contributor MBES
Stewart Dunne RAN AHO Contributor MBES
Ursula Harris AAD Contributor MBES
Steffan Howe Parks Victoria Contributor Intro
Elizabeth Johnstone iXblue Contributor MBES
Paul Kennedy Fugro Contributor MBES
Adam Lewis Geoscience Australia Contributor MBES
Scott Lytton RAN AHO Contributor MBES
Kevin Mackay NIWA Contributor MBES
Cameron Mitchell Geoscience Australia Contributor MBES
Andrew Price LINZ Contributor MBES
Luke Pugsley Australian Maritime Safety Authority Contributor MBES
Nathan Quadros FrontierSI Contributor MBES
Wendy Stewart RAN AHO Contributor MBES
Jessica Sullivan VIC Dept of Infrastructure and Regional Development Contributor MBES
Nigel Townsend RAN AHO Contributor MBES
Chris Waterson RAN AHO Contributor Grab (Abridged)*, MBES
Maria Zann QLD Department of Environmental and Heritage Protection Contributor TowVid

*An abridged version of the grab field manual was developed for the AHO for sedimentology, excluding geochemical and biological data.