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healthy reef

CoralWatch is a citizen science project based at The University of Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia. CoralWatch helps non-scientists around the globe understand and support effective reef management by using engaging tools that provide people with accessible information and hands-on-experience collecting scientific data about the health of corals using the Coral Health Chart. This chart standardises changes in coral colours, and provides a simple way for people to quantify coral health and contribute to the CoralWatch global database. The Coral Health Chart is used by dive centres, scientists, school groups, and tourists. To get involved simply download a Do it Yourself Kit, or the CoralWatch Apps (Android and Apple), request a Coral Health Chart and you are ready to start monitoring.

CoralWatch also conducts regular workshops for communities, teachers and students and has developed a range of high quality educational materials (e.g. books, dvd, curriculum linked lesson plans), many of these are freely available.

CoralWatch Support / Collaborators

The University of Queensland        Project AWARE        Reefcheck       earthcheck logo      Oceanswatch          ausmepa    

GBR foundation     great barrier reef alliance logo         

Latest News

severe bleaching

The third global coral bleaching event

Widespread bleaching has already been seen in the tropical Indian, Pacific and Atlantic oceans and the bleaching event is predicted to expand and continue well into 2016. The iconic Great Barrier Reef and world's most diverse reefs in the Coral Triangle are predicted to be affected early in the new year. Find out how you can support CoralWatch's response to the event here. Read more ABC NEWS

noaa bleaching

Data entry made easy with apps!

APPs available in English and Bahasa Indonesia


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Website latest update: 22/12/2015