ABOUT VIRTUAL REEF DIVER
Virtual Reef Diver is a collaboration between scientists, managers, citizens, data
analysts, marine explorers and reef operators working together to record, analyse
and predict coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef.
The aim of the project is to tap into the power of citizen science to dramatically
increase the amount of monitoring data within the Great Barrier Reef, and then
translate these crowd-sourced data into valuable information that managers can
use to make better decisions.
INSIGHT INTO THE PROJECT
The web-based interface provides a way for citizens to classify hard coral in thousands of underwater images and contribute to a growing dataset used to monitor the condition of the Reef.
These data are then used into a statistical model that aims to predict the health of the Great Barrier Reef across its 4,000 coral reefs.
How to help:
Classifier: Help classify hard coral found in underwater images submitted by professional monitoring teams, reef operators, and citizens.
Photographer: Submit underwater images taken on your trip to the Great Barrier Reef. Your photos are then available for you and other citizens to classify.