"The real work starts now," Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg says. "It’s time to vindicate UNESCO’s decision by showing that the Reef is truly being protected."

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has decided not to add the Great Barrier Reef to the List of World Heritage in Danger, for now at least. In a draft decision released ahead of its annual meeting next month, it has welcomed Australia’s plan to save...

30 May 2015
There is growing international concern that the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef is in danger of being damaged irreparably.

Back in 1999, I made an upsetting discovery. By comparing the temperature tolerance of reef-building corals with the projected effects of rising carbon dioxide levels, I found that the oceans would soon grow too warm for corals to bear, meaning that...

25 May 2015
"The world’s population is unlikely to stabilise this century and is on course to reach up to 12 billion by 2100."

There are three main reasons why the productivity of existing farmland will need to dramatically increase in the next 40 years.

19 May 2015

After months of uncertainty over the future level of Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET), the federal government and opposition have reached a compromise agreement to scale back the target. The deal will see the RET wound back to 33,000...

8 May 2015
Surveying coral reefs in the Maldives

Whilst aboard the MV Emperor Voyager in the Maldives, the Catlin Seaview Survey team assessed the condition of coral reefs across human impact gradients.

7 May 2015

After a busy field trip, the fish team sadly had to say goodbye to the other teams as well as to the wonderful boat crew who had no small part to play in the success of this trip.

29 April 2015

The under-described deep reefs of the Maldives are beckoning to be explored.

22 April 2015

As I sit down to write on Day 9 of the expanded scientific Catlin Seaview Survey expedition to the Maldives, I honestly don’t know where to start, as we have had such a remarkable time in this country.

22 April 2015

I first visited the Maldives with my family in 1997 as a newly certified SCUBA diver ready to explore the underwater environment and I was amazed by the huge amounts of fish life and vivid colors of the reef.

14 April 2015
Catlin Ocean Scholars on location in the Maldives

The Catlin Seaview Survey has just arrived in the island city of Male in the Maldive Archipelago to begin our second Indian Ocean expedition.

9 April 2015

Sunshine is being turned into energy and knowledge at The University of Queensland’s Gatton campus, where the state’s largest solar array was switched on today.

31 March 2015

Researchers have documented staghorn corals, including newly recorded species, for the first time in deep waters of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea.

10 March 2015

Global Change Institute marine scientist, Dr Megan Saunders, has taken out the Great Barrier Reef Foundation’s Bommies Award for a short animation that explains the complex scenario of rising sea levels on the Great Barrier Reef in a way easy to...

18 February 2015

GCI researchers have revealed some interesting insights into the mutually beneficial relationship between corals and their symbiotic algae, as part of the Catlin Seaview Survey.

18 February 2015

This week the Catlin Seaview Survey is heading out to the remote Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, some 500 nautical miles south of the Republic of the Maldives, which itself is already over 300 nautical miles out to sea south of India.

13 February 2015


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