Sub-surface stratigraphy of Stella Passage, Tauranga Harbour

Vicki Moon, Willem de Lange, Ehsan Jorat, Amy Christophers, Tobias Moerz

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


Port of Tauranga Ltd supported two initiatives designed to develop a greater understanding of the distribution of sediments below Stella Passage (Figure 1), particularly relating to areas that may require future dredging:

(1) As part of INTERCOAST PhD research by Ehsan Jorat, Port of Tauranga provided logistic support for a series of high-resolution Cone Penetration Test (CPT) soundings along a transect on the western margin of Stella Passage in February – March 2012;
(2) Port of Tauranga provided part-funding of a Summer Scholarship student (Amy Christophers) over the 2012/13 summer, particularly to look at pre-existing cores and core descriptions.

In addition, the University of Waikato undertook a series of sub-bottom seismic profile measurements in Stella Passage as part of a Summer Scholarship funded by the University over the 2012/13 summer.

This report summarises the current state of these investigations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHamilton
PublisherEnvironmental Research Institute, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Waikato
Commissioning bodyPort of Tauranga Ltd.
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameERI report
ISSN (Print)2350-3432


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