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).
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.
2021/2022 Annual Summary Report
Archived Annual Summary Reports
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.
The Reef snapshot: summer 2021-22 is available on the GBRMPA website.
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
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Since 2009, these reports have been superseded by online reporting and the Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report, which is produced every five years.