aerial view of a reef with an orange inflatable tender moored next to it.

Reef reports hub

AIMS Reef monitoring data is available to scientists, reef managers and the public

Latest reef data

Monitoring data from the Long-Term Monitoring Program and Great Barrier Reef Marine Monitoring Program - Inshore coral reefs are available through the Reef Dashboard.

This interactive tool provides data for individual reefs, and regional summaries (latitudinal sectors for the Long-Term Monitoring Program, and Natural Resource Management (NRM) areas for the Marine Monitoring Program).

 

Reef monitoring dashboard

Annual Summary Reports

AIMS provides a Great Barrier Reef condition update annually, around mid-year. These summary reports are based on manta tow data from the Long-Term Monitoring Program, with primary focus on mid and outer shelf reefs.

 

2022/2023 Annual Summary Report

Archived Annual Summary Reports

 

Reef snapshot

AIMS' Great Barrier Reef monitoring contributes to the Reef snapshot, a joint initiative of the Australian government’s lead management and science agencies for the Great Barrier Reef, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the Australian Institute of Marine Science and CSIRO.

 

Reef snapshot: summer 2023-24

Inshore coral reef monitoring reports

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Monitoring Program for inshore coral reefs reports are available on the GBRMPA website.

Read the GBR Marine Monitoring Program inshore coral reef reports

Archived Long-Term Monitoring Program sector reports

Below are the archived sector reports from the Long-Term Monitoring Program

These reports were replaced by the Reef monitoring dashboard in 2022. Sector reports by year are not available after 2021.

Previous sector reports

Earlier reports

Long-term monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef Status Reports:

1995 | 1997 | 1998 | 2008 | 2000 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005

Since 2009, these reports have been superseded by online reporting and the Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report, which is produced every five years.