OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulSed Lacustrine OSL collection

Project title

OCTOPUS Database v.2


Database of published optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) ages for lacustrine 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)

Publication year


Collection period

1997 - 2020

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

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Contact details

Email: codilean@uow.edu.au
Phone: 02 4221 3426
Address: Building 41, SMAH/SEALS University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522