Eye on the Reef program
The Eye on the Reef program brings together four assessment and monitoring programs that collect valuable information about reef health, marine animals and incidents.
These programs enable people from all walks of life — Marine Park rangers, marine tourism staff, scientist, fishers, tourists and other reef users — to report their Reef sightings and observations to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
The information collected through the Eye on the Reef program is combined in a single data management and reporting system which enables participants to access their own data and reporting online. This data provides Marine Park managers and researchers with up-to-date information on reef health status and trends, the distribution of protected and iconic species, and early warnings of environmental impacts.
The Eye on the Reef program is run by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. The Reef Health and Impact Survey sub-program is run in partnership with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.
For more information about the program or to give feedback, please email the Eye on the Reef team.
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