eReefs is a research collaboration between the following agencies:
The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australia’s tropical marine research agency, brings significant research expertise in monitoring and ecological responses, deep data stores and modelling knowledge to the eReefs partnership.
The development of routinely operating, data assimilating models of the circulation and water quality within the Great Barrier Reef has been a shared vision for more than a decade. AIMS sees eReefs as the realisation of this vision, and believes that the modelling and visualisation tools developed will not only advance many areas of science but increase the certainty of scientific advice provided to stakeholders in relation to some of the most challenging issues affecting the Reef.
Bureau of Meteorology
The Bureau of Meteorology is developing real time catchment and marine forecast models to simulate a range of physical and water quality processes across the Great Barrier Reef. These systems will provide short term forecasts of water conditions to support tactical decision making of a range of stakeholders. The first eReefs product known as the Marine Water Quality Dashboard is live on our website and provides ready access to the most up to date water quality monitoring across the Great Barrier Reef.
Active involvement in the eReefs project is one of the many ways the Bureau is fulfilling its mission to provide Australians with the information they need to manage and live within their natural environment, encompassing the atmosphere, oceans, water and land, as outlined in our Marine Strategy 2014 – 2019. The eReefs products form part of a growing suite of new data services developed under the National Plan for Environmental Information Initiative. This initiative is providing connected data services to enhance the discovery, sharing, use and reuse of environmental information. It is jointly managed by the Bureau of Meteorology and Department of the Environment.
For further information about Bureau’s Environmental Information Program please contact us at email@example.com.
CSIRO is Australia’s national research agency. CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere provides the knowledge to manage Australia’s marine estate and atmospheric environment, to plan for and respond to weather and climate related natural hazards, and to ensure sustainable coastal development and growth of marine industries. It delivers practical science that enables governments, industries and communities to make informed decisions about the sustainable management of the marine and atmospheric environment.
CSIRO is undertaking an initiative to transforms ocean information management, which will enhance Australia’s capacity to address national ocean-related information challenges and opportunities. eReefs forms part of this initiative.