Discover, learn, investigate and download environmental research and reference data for the Great Barrier Reef, its catchments, the Wet Tropics and the Torres Strait regions.
Decades of research have generated a large amount of data and information on the Great Barrier Reef and the terrestrial tropical ecosystems. Until now this information has generally been under-used. The eAtlas aims to promote collaboration and support the work of management agencies, researchers, reef-based industries and community groups.
From the site, users can discover what research is being done in a given region or on a given topic, then learn more about this research and its outcomes. The data behind the research can be investigated through an interactive mapping system and, where possible, the data itself can be downloaded. The eAtlas also contains a wide range of reference datasets that complement its research content.
The eAtlas is the primary data and knowledge repository for 38 NERP Tropical Ecosystems Hub projects, 6 Reef Rescue Marine Monitoring Program projects and historically, the Marine and Tropical Science Research Facility. This research covers a wide range of topics some of which include: seagrass, coral reefs, turtles, dugongs, seabirds, bathymetry, fish abundance, Crown Of Thorns Starfish, rainforest revegetation, wet tropics species distributions, etc.
The eAtlas was initially developed in 2008, funded by the Marine and Tropical Science Research Facility and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.The eAtlas is now supported through funding from the Australian Government's National Environmental Research Program and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.
The eAtlas has a sister product, the Ningaloo Atlas, which is based on the same philosophy and technology.
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- Towed Video deployments to address strategic knowledge gaps in the Oceanic Shoals bioregion 2014, Western Australia (AIMS)
- Towed Video deployments for the Barossa Environmental Baseline Study 2015, Western Australia (ConocoPhillips)
- Additive effects of ocean acidification (7.8/ 8.1 pH) and reduced light availability (35/ 150 PAR) on growth, photosynthesis, calcification and pigment content of stony coral Acropora millepora (NERP 5.2, AIMS)
- Connectivity of North East Australia Seascapes – Data and Maps (NESP TWQ 3.3.3, AIMS and JCU)
- Cumulative Effects of Nutrient Enrichment and Elevated Temperature Compromise the Early Life History Stages of the Coral Acropora tenuis (NERP TE 5.2 and NESP TWQ 2.1.6, AIMS and JCU)
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