- Citizen scientists dive into reef protection project
Millions of everyday Australians are being encouraged to take a ‘dry dive’ on the Great Barrier Reef, as part of a first-of-its-kind, citizen science project.
- Bioreactor trial aims to improve Great Barrier Reef water quality
Bioreactors developed by QUT researchers have been constructed on a sugar cane farm near Giru in north Queensland as part of a trial to improve water quality in the Great Barrier Reef.
- Help monitor the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet
QUT scientists are working with IFE’s Visualisation and eResearch (ViseR) team on an exciting new citizen science project currently in development called Virtual Reef Diver.
- It takes Many Eyes to Save the Reef: #QUTGivingDay
QUT researchers are tapping into the power of what people see on the reef to create the first crowd sourced online interactive reef map.
- QUT on board with $60 million reef restoration initiative
QUT and IFE will provide its engineering, robotics, social impact assessment and modelling capabilities to a consortium that’s been tasked with designing and scoping a major new restoration plan for Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef.
- Queensland’s own rapid response tool for monitoring coral bleaching
Queensland researchers are developing a new tool to ramp up rapid response efforts to coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef.
- RangerBot wins public’s heart and philanthropic funding
The Great Barrier Reef Foundation’s plans for a low-cost ‘robo reef protector’ has been given the thumbs up by the public and by Google.
- Crown-of-thorns starfish – nailed it!
It’s the moment the Great Barrier Reef’s been waiting for – confirmation QUT’s autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) can help stop the reef’s most prolific pest.
- Is coral a rainmaker?
A world-first, scientific voyage to study the air over the Great Barrier Reef aims to determine if coral creates rain.
- New giant donut-shaped reef revealed behind Great Barrier Reef
QUT, James Cook University (JCU) and University of Sydney scientists working with laser data from the Royal Australian Navy have revealed a vast reef behind the world-famous Great Barrier Reef.
- Caught in the act: first videos of coral bleaching behaviour
Coral researchers have for the first time captured the specific behaviour of a coral as it’s bleaching, using a clever combination of microscope, digital camera and smart tablet to record a coral species’ physical reaction to heat stress.