Using satellite imagery to detect and map oil spills along Australia’s coastline
Detection of oil spills using state of the art satellite imagery will support Australian environmental agencies to manage and protect the Great Barrier Reef, and other Australian marine regions.
How genetic interventions can increase the resistance of corals to warming oceans
New results indicate the potential for what's known as 'assisted evolution' can increase the thermal tolerance of corals, and thus help their adaptation to conditions that are currently causing unsustainable stress.
Novel interventions are more than a ‘cool idea’ for the Great Barrier Reef
The best scientific minds are applying novel interventions to help the Great Barrier Reef fight and adapt to climate change. From freezing coral larvae to shading and cooling measures, learn how we're hoping to help the Reef.
Science on an island sanctuary: Surveying Ashmore Reef Marine Park
Ashmore Reef Marine Park is one of Australia's most remote marine parks. Recent fieldwork will help Parks Australia adaptively manage this island sanctuary.
Evaluating the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef
The Australian public has united with scientists to help them identify what truly makes the Great Barrier Reef ‘beautiful’.
Connecting the sky and the sea to build a picture of tomorrow’s oceans
The eReefs program monitors the Great Barrier Reef using satellite sensors high above the planet’s surface and from a unique marine observatory far below located in coastal waters of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Digging up the dirt on water quality on the Great Barrier Reef
A huge amount of effort is going into protecting the Great Barrier Reef - often the kilometres away from where the coral is actually living. Researchers now have a better understanding of the system of erosion and sediment transport processes connecting agricultural land with water quality in the Reef. Critical to improving land management practices.
Tracking the elusive whale sharks, the largest fish in the sea
They're elusive, whale sharks, so we're keeping an eye on them using satellite tracking to see how far they travel and, in a world first, taking DNA samples to see just how old they are. Here they are on Ningaloo reef.
Ningaloo Reef’s race for its place in the sun faces uphill battle
Here's one aspect of rising sea levels to think about - the loss in light reflected through ocean waters. Marine ecologists are asking, what are the limits, and threats, to coral skyscrapers? Because coral reefs don't just spread out - they also spread up.