Northern Australian Moorings
In Northern Australia, four regional shelf moorings are located in the Timor Sea, extending from the Timor Trough to Joseph Bonaparte Gulf. These moorings comprise the Indonesian Throughflow Shelf Transect, which was deployed in June 2011. This is an important first step in the enhanced monitoring of northern Australian waters. These shelf moorings complement Deep Water Moorings that have be deployed in the Timor Passage and Ombai Strait to monitor inter-basin Indian-Pacific Ocean exchange.
A National Reference Station off Darwin is also operated by the Queensland and Northern Australia moorings sub-facility. This mooring was upgraded in 2011 to provide real time data for currents and water quality.