Standard operational procedures (SOPs) for reef monitoring


These operational procedures detail the methods used by the Long Term Monitoring Program at AIMS to survey coral reefs communities along the Great Barrier Reef. 

Year Title
SOP 02 2004       Surveys of benthic reef communities using underwater video
SOP 03 1994 Visual census surveys of reef fish
SOP 04 1999

Field and analytical techniques for the collection of marine sediments

SOP 05 2000 A guide to the reef monitoring database
SOP 06 2000 Water quality - field and analytical procedures
SOP 09 2009 Crown-of-thorns starfish and coral surveys using the manta tow andscuba searchtechniques
SOP 10 2008 Surveys of benthic reef communities using underwater digital photography and counts of juvenile corals