snorkeller over bleached corals

Field app to record bleaching

Using many eyes to help record coral bleaching with an app

AIMS has developed a mobile app to help gather information about coral bleaching across northern Australia.

Developed for both in-water and aerial observations, users report sightings of coral bleaching using the tool within the ‘ArcGIS Collector’ app. Simply record the amount of bleaching observed and add additional information. The app will automatically locate your observation on a map and add the bleaching observations to the database.

The app is free, and available for both Android and Apple devices.

Android: ArcGIS Field Maps - Apps on Google Play

Apple: ArcGIS Field Maps on the App Store (

To begin using the coral bleaching app, please see the following information: