Marine Monitoring Program

Seagrass - photographer Carol Honchin

Marine monitoring program - seagrass

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Monitoring Program (MMP) was established in 2005 to monitor the inshore health of the Great Barrier Reef.

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority leads management of this program with monitoring and reporting undertaken in partnership with a variety of research and management partners.

Each year we report the condition and trend of coral, seagrass and water quality in the inshore Reef and explore linkages to catchment run-off and environmental pressures.

The Marine Monitoring Program contributes to the Authority’s ability to understand pressures on the inshore Reef, to communicate scientific results, and to engage with government, non-government agencies and a diverse range of individuals about Reef health.