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Mapping coral reefs to inform coral conservation
High resolution satellite imagery and coral habitat maps
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TechnologyPartnershipImpact

Leveraging cutting-edge technology and data

This is the first time high resolution and frequent satellite images of reefs will be processed to create an accurate mosaic view of coral reefs


Coming together amid a crisis

The partnership is building detailed maps, and developing new methodology to identify changes in reefs such as bleaching or recovery


Inform and inspire conservation measures

By creating a baseline and tracking changes, the maps can be used to focus policy and conservation efforts to preserve and protect vulnerable reefs

An innovative global approach
  • Latest high resolution imagery
  • First-ever seamless mosaic
  • Dynamically updated maps
  • Covering globe by 2020
Coming together amid a crisis
    
Carnegie Institution for Science

Carnegie Institution for Science is a non-profit organization founded on Andrew Carnegie’s philosophy of devoting resources to exceptional individuals so that they can explore the most intriguing scientific questions in an atmosphere of complete freedom.

Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology

The Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology is an independent research unit within the School of Ocean Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. HIMB continues to be a world leader in research to understand and conserve tropical marine ecosystems.

Vulcan Inc.

Empowered by Paul's vision to create a better world, Vulcan Inc. takes an unconventional approach to tackling hard problems by integrating technology, data, policy, and powerful storytelling to drive positive change in their community and around the globe.

Planet

Planet is an integrated aerospace and data analytics company that operates history's largest commercial fleet of satellites, collecting daily, high resolution imagery of everywhere on Earth

University of Queensland

The University of Queensland is one of Australia’s top research-intensive universities, addressing many of the cultural, economic and social challenges facing the world today.