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The Australian seabed is influenced by extreme weather conditions of various types, including cyclones, high tidal ranges, offshore currents, and storm waves. Over the past two centuries, substantial progress in our understanding of the seabed and environmental conditions has been made by studies of seabed sedimentology, hydrodynamics, and habitat mapping. As part of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) “Wealth from Oceans” flagship program, we have been involved in a five year study to investigate and predict the effect of possible climate change scenarios on the seabed over the next 50 yr. As an initial phase of this...

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