In late 2016 Reef Teach owners increased their commitment to dedicate more resources to research. Reef Teach now has weekly to fortnightly research trips. This commitment achieves an increase in the amount of data collected about coral cover and critical indicators for coral reef health.
Reef Teach’s core belief is for collaboration, there is no need to re-invent the wheel or dilute the effort. As a result Reef Teach’s core research project is a collaboration between Reef Teach as the lead organisation and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) and the Australian Institute or Marine Science (AIMS).
This project is designed to enhance the compliment AIMS’ “Long-term Monitoring Program” and enhance GBRMPA’s “Eye On The Reef Program - Tourism Weekly” project, by integrating fix photo-points and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to give more precise data on how coral cover changes with time.