Citizen Science Grant applications

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) encourages anyone applying for a Community Reef Protection Grant - Stage 1: Citizen Science grant to use the Eye on the Reef program methodology and training tools to record data, to build knowledge and understanding of the condition of coral reefs and reef health.

Through advice from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, partners will be expected to provide data collected using the standardised methodology.

A first step is to make contact with us at eyeonthereef@gbrmpa.gov.au to talk to us about your proposal.

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority will then facilitate access to the specific training dependant on the chosen survey method; Rapid Monitoring, Tourism Weekly or Reef Health & Impact Survey (RHIS). Upon completion of the training, data can be entered directly into the Eye on the Reef data management and reporting system.

Note: There is an additional in-water training requirement for the Tourism Weekly and the Reef Health & Impact Survey methods. If you wish to include these methods in your proposal, make contact with eyeonthereef@gbrmpa.gov.au.

To report sightings of indicator species and impacts using the Eye on the Reef App or website, training is not required and participants can simply download and report through the App or website.

Data supplied through the Eye on the Reef methods will be stored and maintained by The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.