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Global Coral Reef Mapping Project

This project aims to develop  and apply a consistent mapping approach to map each coral reefs globally, through international partnership funded through Vulcan (Paul Allen Philanthropies). The mapping component of the study is based on approached developed and implemented for the Great Barrier Reef.

 
 
 

Habitat Mapping of the Great Barrier Reef

This project aims to develop one contiguous baseline habitat map for the whole of the Great Barrier Reef. This study builds on previous work in the Capricorn Bunker group and Cairns to Cooktown Management Region by applying improved mapping and modelling techniques to map geomorphic zonation, bottom type for reef top, and coral type on reef slope.

 
 
 

Coral Reef Habitat Mapping and Monitoring Development

Field and remote sensing based techniques to map and monitor coral reefs are based and tested at Heron Reef since 2002 and other reefs in Asia Pacific. For Heron we acquired annually, a variety of airborne and satellite imagery and field data using various methods and hierarchical spatial scales, creating a time series of benthic habitat maps since 2002.

 
 
 

Seagrass Habitat Mapping and Monitoring

This project aims to understand the biophysical characteristics of seagrass in space and time by focusing studies at Eastern Banks, Moreton Bay, Queensland since 1999. 

 
 
 

Capacity Building and Citizen Science

The Remote Sensing Research Centre is a strong supporter of capacity building and Citizen Science. The RSRC provides workshops in coastal and marine remote sensing to various government and non government agencies in the Asia Pacific, and supports citizen science based monitoring and mapping projects. 

 
 
 

Current Coastal and Research Projects

Learn more about all of our current coastal and research projects.