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

A team of scientists from the Catlin Seaview Survey, which is sponsored by international insurer Catlin Group Limited, today embarked on a survey to record and reveal a unique coral reef ‘time capsule’ in unparalleled detail. The reefs, which lie...

12 February 2015

Ground-breaking coral reef research from the Global Change Institute (GCI) is featured in a special edition of TIME Magazine, the highest circulation of any weekly news magazine on the planet, which hit newsstands in the US today.

28 January 2015
Catherine Kim subsampling crabs in Hawaii.

As a graduate student and former intern with NOAA’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), I will be combining overlapping Catlin Seaview Survey and NOAA datasets to learn even more about the marine ecosystems in Timor-Leste.

27 January 2015
Efforts to save the koala should focus on the availability of habitat and food resources under a changing climate.

Efforts to save the koala should focus on the availability of habitat and food resources under a changing climate, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

20 January 2015

From hitting the stage with Leonardo DiCaprio to capturing half a million underwater images of the world's coral reefs, it's been an exciting year for the Global Change Institute! Watch our 2014 Year in Review film to find out about more of our...

19 December 2014

As part of the Catlin Seaview Survey shallow and deep reef teams’ last deployment for 2014, we have re-visited sites on the Great Barrier Reef that we first surveyed back in October 2012.

19 December 2014

The Australian government has stepped up its campaign this month to prevent the Great Barrier Reef being listed as a World Heritage site “in danger” at international meetings next year.

18 December 2014
Sea levels are expected to rise by around one metre by the year 2100 leading to inundation of many coastal communities. Photo by Javier Leon Patino.

Coastal communities could be significantly damaged if authorities don’t plan ahead for sea-level rise, according to University of Queensland experts studying coastal inundation.

10 December 2014

GCI researchers had the opportunity to interview Sir David Attenborough for a new short film on the impacts of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef.

3 December 2014

A picture is worth considerably more than a thousand words to marine scientists working on the Catlin Seaview Survey, as they study more than 500,000 images in research to improve coral reef health.

21 November 2014


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