GBR Common 'live' habitat map -for Cairns to Cooktown Management RegionThis 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 by applying improved mapping and modelling techniques to the shallow offshore reefs of the Cairns to Cooktown Management Region.2016-2017GBRF
Remote Sensing Toolkit 2006, 2010, 2015, 2017 (Bahasa Indonesia)The Remote Sensing Toolkit will show managers, scientists and technicians working in marine, terrestrial and atmospheric environments how they can use images from satellites and aircrafts to map and monitor environmental features and processes.2009-2010, 2013-2015UQ, Worldbank Coral Reef Targeted Research, SEES T& L Funding, Australia Indonesia Institute Funding
Seagrass thermal dynamics and Remote Sensing GBRna2015-2017GBRF
Flinders Reef Ecological Assessment (FREA) Citizen Science Based ProjectThe aim of the FREA project is for UniDive to conduct an ecological assessment and mapping of Flinders Reef marine environment using a community based, cost effective, scientifically sound survey program. The results will report on the health of Brisbane waterways and how they impact the local coastal environment. 2015-2017QPWS, Crowdsourcing
COral Reef Airborne Laboratory (CORAL)The goal of the COral Reef Airborne Laboratory (CORAL) is to provide critical data and new models needed to analyse the status of coral reefs and to predict their future.2015-2017NASA
Detailed Water surface temperature variability over Coral ReefsThe aim of this project is to investigate fine scale spatial (metres) and temporal (hourly) variability in water surface temperature in the context of coral reef thermal- and hydro-dynamics monitoring. This project will combine high spatial resolution thermal imagery with hyperspectral image data, both obtained from an Unmanned Airborne System platform.2016-JCU Grant
Placing Moreton Bay's reefs on the map This collaborative project will engage trained volunteers to collect critical data to monitor, understand and assess Moreton Bay's subtropical reefs. Data from this citizen science project will contribute to the Healthy Waterways Report Card, helping to evaluate the effectiveness of catchment-level natural resource management investments.2015-Landcare
Assessing the effect of Sea Level Rise on Mangroves, Seagrass and Coral in Solomon IslandsHigh resolution satellite imagery and airborne photos were acquired from before and after the 2007 earthquake which hit the western province of the Solomon islands. This imagery has been used to map the extent and composition of mangroves, seagrass and coral areas. This study examines the impacts of sea level rise on these communities by using the earthquake effects as a large scale natural experiment.2011-UQ, AUSAID
Mapping for coral reef conservation: Comparing the value of participatory and remote sensing approachesHabitat maps are critical for conservation planning, yet are rare to non-existent for many coastal ocean habitats. This project compares two approaches for mapping seafloor habitats: local environmental knowledge obtained from interviews; and remote sensing analysis of high spatial resolution satellite imagery. 2011-2016UQ, The Shedd Aquarium, the Danajon Bank communities, Fulbright Scholarship, a UBC Graduate Fellowship, Man in Motion Fellowship. Planet Action, the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, BRITE, and the BBC Wildlife Fund. Project Seahorse is supported by Guylian Chocolates
Development of Underwater Spectrometer protocols, methods and equipment In 2006 an underwater spectrometer capable of collecting spectra reflectance signatures in the water by one operator was created. The success and limitations of the instrument are used to develop an underwater spectrometer system with improved quality and capability of collecting spectral reflectance signatures of a variety of features.2014 -Infrastructure grant and strategic money
ACEAS Working group: Australian seagrass habitats: condition and threatsThe group's primary objective is to bring together the numerous data sets that currently exist in relation to seagrass distribution to improve the spatial detail and accuracy of the 2008 estimate of seagrass coverage that shows approximately 50% of the Australian Coastline as "unknown" for seagrass distribution.2012-2013ACEAS
Seagrass in Moreton Bay Over Time (live map)The aim of this project is to create a map for Moreton Bay showing the percentage cover of seagrass at a specific time in 2011.OngoingVarious
Biophysical Properties of Coral Reef Habitats in Space and Time for Heron ReefSince 2000 the Remote Sensing Research Centre has been focussing on developing approaches to map and monitor the reef habitats of Heron Reef at various hierarchical spatial scales using integrated remote sensing and field data. 2000-ARC Linkage, CSIRO flag ship, WB Target Coral Reef Research, Digital Globe
Coral Reef Habitats Dynamics of the Capricorn Bunker Group.Since 2000 the Remote Sensing Research Centre has focused on developing approaches to map and monitor the reef habitats of Heron Reef and the Capricorn Bunker group at various hierarchical spatial scales using integrated remote sensing and field data.2000-ARC Linkage, Digital Globe, UW funding
Seagrass Dynamics Eastern Banks 2004-CurrentThe Remote Sensing Research Centre aims to understand the biophysical characteristics of seagrass in space and time by focussing studies at Eastern Banks, Moreton Bay since 1999. 2000-ARC, Coastal CRC, EHMP, QPWS, Digital Globe, UQ_UWA, CSIRO
Coastal and Estuarine Classification Frame WorkThe Interim Estuarine and Marine Habitat Classification delivers an integrated habitat classification system for classifying, mapping and communicating Queensland's estuarine and marine intertidal and sub-tidal ecosystems and habitats.2013-EHP