The Catlin Seaview Survey has been featured for the second time in 12 months, this time in TIME Magazine’s latest publication: “100 New Scientific Discoveries”. This special edition hits North American newsstands this week, and features some of our unique panoramic imagery over 8 pages.
In 2013, TIME journalist Bryan Walsh joined the Catlin Seaview Survey team in Belize. He witnessed first-hand how the project is creating a global baseline for coral reef health and is engaging the world with the wonders of the ocean along the way.
The innovative technology used by the Catlin Seaview Survey for ocean exploration and assessment is a “Big Data solution to a very big scientific challenge”. “The oceans in their full volume account for as much as 90% of the living space of the planet, but humans have seen just 5% of the underwater world with their own eyes”.
Assessing the health of coral reefs is vital because they occupy less than 0.1% of the ocean, but support up to 25% of all marine life. Their net economic value globally is almost $30 billion a year, and approximately 500 billion people worldwide directly depend on coral reefs for food, coastal protection and tourism.
Learn more about the project and Bryan’s hands-on Caribbean experience with the team, by picking up a copy of TIME’s “100 New Scientific Discoveries” special edition now in North America.