Help care for coral reefs around the world with CoralWatch.

Developed at UQ in 2002, the not-for-profit citizen science program aims to increase understanding of coral reefs, coral bleaching and climate change.

It has 7000 volunteer members in nearly 80 countries.

You don’t need to be a scientist to participate. To get involved, you can:

  • attend a community event or workshop
  • use CoralWatch education materials such as books and lesson plans as part of your teaching curriculum
  • collect scientific data on coral bleaching in the field.

The Coral Health Chart

In 2002, the CoralWatch team created the Coral Health Chart.

The chart standardises changes in coral colours, and enables citizen scientists to monitor reefs and contribute to the project’s global database.

Researchers, conservationists, divers, school students, teachers and members of the public use it.

Subscribe to CoralWatch

Visit the CoralWatch website to subscribe and to find information about data collection, how to order your chart, and teaching resources.

Subscribe to CoralWatch