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CoralWatch is a citizen science project based at The University of Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia. CoralWatch helps non-scientists around the globe understand and support effective reef management by using engaging tools that provide people with accessible information and hands-on-experience collecting scientific data about the health of corals using the Coral Health Chart. This chart standardises changes in coral colours, and provides a simple way for people to quantify coral health and contribute to the CoralWatch global database. The Coral Health Chart is used by dive centres, scientists, school groups, and tourists. To get involved simply download a Do it Yourself Kit, or the CoralWatch Apps (Android and Apple), request a Coral Health Chart and you are ready to start monitoring.

CoralWatch also conducts regular workshops for communities, teachers and students and has developed a range of high quality educational materials (e.g. books, dvd, curriculum linked lesson plans), many of these are freely available.

CoralWatch Support / Collaborators

The University of Queensland        Project AWARE        Reefcheck       earthcheck logo      Oceanswatch          ausmepa    

GBR foundation     great barrier reef alliance logo         

 Latest News / Events

Ambassador Workshop
May 24-28 2017

Applications open February 2017.
More info


ReefBlitz was a great succes. CoralWatch conducted 90 surveys monitoring 1570 individual corals on at least 22 different reef locations by 34 different surveyers.Visit for more info.


Coral Bleaching hits Great Barrier Reef!!!

Severe bleaching has now been observed in the northern section of the GBR. Shocking imagery of the event has been captured from reefs around Lizard Island by CoralWatch. Check out some of the photos here, read our latest newsletter for more information, view recent news stories here or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates.

Keep up to date with the latest bleachng alerts for your area here:

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CoralWatch Activity Summary 2014-2015

ISIF Asia grant report

 Website latest update: 19/1/2017