Media articles about the eReefs collaboration, platform and/or data products and tools:
Mainstream Media Articles
- 2021-07-25, Brisbane Times: No more excuses about danger to Great Barrier Reef by Terry Hughes
Australia reacted angrily when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) released a draft decision in late June to place the Great Barrier Reef on the list of World Heritage Areas “in danger”.
- 2021-06-18, The Guardian, Australia Edition: Could dumping save the reef? CSIRO finds it’s possible to turn back clock on effects of fossil fuel burning by Graham Readfearn
Tonnes of crushed rocks could help the Great Barrier Reef recover from global warming, but the ‘reckless’ idea comes with ‘unquantified risks’
- 2020-11-23, Weekend Australia Magazine: Road map to saving our reef by Anne-Maree Gale
How cutting-edge reef forecasting is helping scientists to understand and protect our natural wonder
- 2014-04-23, Brisbane Times: eReefs tool to assess health of the Great Barrier Reef by Cameron Atfield
Measuring the impact on the Great Barrier Reef of industry and disasters such as the recent tropical cyclone Ita has been made easier by a new satellite-based tracking system
- 2014-04-23, Brisbane Times: NASA satellites used to protect Great Barrier Reef
Out-of-this-world techniques are being used to help protect one of the world’s greatest natural wonders
Bureau of Meteorology website
- 2012-02 eReefs InfoSheet
eReefs, which commenced in January 2012, is a collaborative project that will contribute to the protection and preservation of the iconic Great Barrier Reef. It forms the first step in building comprehensive coastal information systems for Australia.
CSIRO’s Official Website
- eReefs: coasts, computers and collaboration
eReefs is a platform that provides a picture of what is currently happening on the reef, and what will likely happen in the future. We are collaborating on eReefs with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, AIMS, Bureau of Meteorology and the Queensland Government.
- Ensuring a vital future for the Great Barrier Reef
eReefs platform transforming our ability to manage and protect the Great Barrier Reef for the long term.
- Science and collaboration pathways aim to ensure a future for the Great Barrier Reef
CSIRO is helping create an enabling environment that fosters a broad based set of partnerships. These partnerships prioritise and collaborate on critical research pathways that underpin resilience based management of the GBR well into the future.
CSIRO News Articles and Blog Posts
- 2022-08-15 Researchers trust their tools when it comes to looking after the great Barrier Reef
Deteriorating water quality is one of the biggest threats to the Great Barrier Reef. Vital protection and recovery efforts are taking place in the catchments adjoining this national treasure’s coastline.
- 2022-06-05 How we’re using machine learning to detect coral-eating COTS
The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia’s most diverse and unique landscapes. Covering more than 2,900 individual reefs, it is home to unmatched marine biodiversity. A multidisciplinary group of researchers from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, have been working on projects using innovative science and technology to help combat some of the threats facing our reef. Meet the team and learn more about their work here.
- 2021-04-25 eReefs: integrated environmental intelligence for managing the Reef
This interactive platform puts information about management options and past, present, and future conditions of the Reef at users’ flipper-tips.
- 2020-05-14 Using satellite imagery to detect and map oil spills along Australia’s coastline
Detection of oil spills using state of the art satellite imagery will support Australian environmental agencies to manage and protect the Great Barrier Reef, and other Australian marine regions.
- 2020-04-29 Novel interventions are more than a ‘cool idea’ for the Great Barrier Reef
The best scientific minds are applying novel interventions to help the Great Barrier Reef fight and adapt to climate change. From freezing coral larvae to shading and cooling measures, learn how we’re hoping to help the Reef.
- 2019-08-14 About last night: multiple coral spawning in the Great Barrier Reef
New research indicates that when coral colonies on the Great Barrier Reef spawn more than once a year, reefs receive a more consistent supply of coral larvae which could help coral recovery and the resilience of the Reef.
- 2018-12-18 Connecting the sky and the sea to build a picture of tomorrow’s oceans
The eReefs program monitors the Great Barrier Reef using satellite sensors high above the planet’s surface and from a unique marine observatory far below located in coastal waters of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
- 2018-12-18 A tale of two ships
While underwater drones, robots and satellites have a well-earned place in monitoring the state of our oceans and climate, we also look to ship-based measurements for first-rate data.
- 2018-02-13 CSIRO Science off the lab bench
Speech given at 2018 Science Meets Parliament by CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Larry Marshall
Great Barrier Reef Foundation News
- 2022-02-11 How we predict Reef threats like coral bleaching
How we collect data, what it tells us about the future and why it’s a critical part of protecting our Reef.
- 2020-03-26 Third large-scale bleaching in five years
Aerial surveys have confirmed scientists’ fears that mass bleaching is occurring on the Great Barrier Reef now, with widespread bleaching caused by heat stress following the hottest February on record since 1900.
- 2018-07-25 eReefs project a finalist in Australia’s science ‘Oscars’
eReefs is one of three finalists in the ‘Oscars’ of Australian science, the 2018 Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research.
- 2017-04-04 eReefs turns on ‘x-ray vision’ in cyclones
eReefs has superpowers that allow scientists to ‘see through’ cyclone barriers like clouds and water to report on the Reef in real time when other systems can’t.
- 2015-06-26 eReefs funding announced
Phase 2 of the eReefs project has been secured with Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles announcing the Queensland Government’s $2m commitment to the project.
- 2019-02-21 IMOS plankton and nutrient data used to validate eReefs model
A new study provides the first analysis of the planktonic and nutrient dynamics simulated by the eReefs biogeochemical model, driven by catchment flow and nutrients from 21 rivers.