The Victorian Marine Data Portal (VMDP) provides an open access gateway to spatial data collected in the State’s rich and diverse marine ecosystems.
Victoria’s marine ecosystems are among the world’s most diverse, containing a unique array of animals and plants, many of which are found nowhere else on Earth. For decades, marine scientists have been using a range of methods to collect information on the nature and extents of Victoria’s seafloor habitats and the rich biodiversity that they support.
The Victorian Marine Data Portal is an Australian National Data Service funded project which gathers together Victorian marine spatial data collected by government bodies, institutions and universities. Data hosted by the VMDP is freely available to the marine and environmental science community, interest groups, and the general public, to discover, explore and re-use.