Accurate information on the health of coral reefs is crucial in determining their long-term sustainability. One of the main aims of the Catlin Seaview Survey is to provide such a baseline record – the Catlin Global Reef Record – which launched in 2013 with the data collected from the Survey’s completed to date. The hundreds of thousands of images recorded and other data collected by the Catlin Seaview Survey has been made publicly accessible through the Catlin Global Reef Record.
The Catlin Global Reef Record was created with the data collected by not only the Catlin Seaview Survey teams, but pulls on data donated by many of the world's leading ocean and environmental scientific bodies including; The University of Queensland's Global Change Institute, The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, the Internatioal Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Resources Institute.
It will allow scientists and the public at large to monitor changes in coral reefs and to study those environments remotely.
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