In accordance with the universal field manual maintenance protocol described in Chapter 1 of the Field Manual package, this manual was updated in 2020 as Version 2. Updates reflect user feedback and new developments. There is currently no long-term plan or support for future updates. See Chapter 1 (Introduction to field manual package) for further details.

The version control for Chapter 2 (survey design) is below:

Version Number Description Date
0 Submitted for review (NESP Marine Hub, GA, external reviewers as listed Appendix A. 22 Dec 2017
1 Publicly released on 28 Feb 2018
2 Minor corrections, updates and clarifications. May 2020


The authors are grateful to Paul van Dam-Bates and Oliver Gansell (Department of Conservation, New Zealand) for reviewing Version 1 of this chapter.