‘Momentous’ mapping project completed, helping to save world’s reefs

9 Sep 2021
Ailinginae Atoll - Ailinginae Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Photo credit: Greg Asner

All of the world’s shallow coral reefs have been digitally mapped, thanks to a three-year project combining two million satellite images, enormous amounts of field data and University of Queensland-developed mapping techniques.

The Allen Coral Atlas project has officially launched its high-resolution maps of the world’s reefs which, together with the Atlas’s coral monitoring tool launched in May, will revolutionise reef management.

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