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Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef research and management partners (Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (the Reef Authority), AIMS, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), James Cook Univeristy (JCU) and the US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) work together to monitor conditions on the Reef, especially over the summer months.

The Reef Authority provides regular Reef Health Updates, updating the community about conditions on the Reef, including coral bleaching.

North Western Australia

The Western Australian Coral Bleaching Group meet monthly throughout the spring and summer months to discuss coral bleaching risks to Western Australian reefs. These predictions help guide monitoring and other research efforts in response to bleaching events. 

The Group is a collaboration between key government and science agencies in WA, including:

  • AIMS,
  • the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM)
  • Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) 
  • Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), and
  • Parks Australia.

The WA Coral Bleaching Group newsletter summarises forecasts and satellite sea surface temperature (SST) monitoring information provided by BoM, Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) and NOAA and provides updates on recent or upcoming reef surveys.

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