Catlin Seaview Survey
Coral reefs provide food and income for approximately 500 million people worldwide. They underpin fisheries and tourism worth billions and are home to countless forms of undersea life.
Coral reefs also face an uncertain future due to the impact of climate change and other changes to the environment. Scientists believe that these reefs may serve as an early warning system for wider changes to ecosystems around the earth.
The Catlin Seaview Survey is an important scientific expedition that will document the composition and health of coral reefs, particularly the impact of rapidly increasing sea temperatures and ocean acidification.
For more information about the project and the scientific research:
Read the latest press release
About the survey
Science of coral reefs
For the latest updates from the Great Barrier Reef, visit the Catlin Seaview Survey website