Collection title

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulSed Fluvial OSL collection

Project title

OCTOPUS Database v.2


Database of published optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) ages for fluvial sedimentary records from Sahul. Spatial data includes sample locations (point) and uses the WGS84/Pseudo-Mercator (EPSG: 3857) projected coordinate reference system. Sample metadata is comprehensive and includes bibliographic, contextual, and sample preparation and measurement related information.


ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH); University of Wollongong

Publication year


Collection period


Extent of Data

Sahul (mainland Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, and neighbouring islands)

Software Required

Web browser + any desktop GIS

FoR codes (2020)

370502 Geochronology, 370901 Geomorphology and earth surface processes, 370905 Quaternary environments


Data is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license

Contact details

Email: Phone: 02 4221 3426 Address: Building 41, SMAH/SEALS University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522