Real-time satellite system to monitor global reef bleaching

20 May 2021
The Allen Coral Atlas Monitoring System, New Caledonia on April 26, 2021

In a world first, a satellite-based global coral reef bleaching monitoring system will scan the Earth’s oceans for coral-killing bleaching events in real-time.

The Allen Coral Atlas project, an international research collaboration featuring University of Queensland scientists, are using unprecedented detailed habitat maps of all global coral reefs – over 230,000 of them – to detect reef bleaching anywhere in the world.

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