ReefCloud is a digital tool that uses machine learning and advanced analysis to rapidly extract and share data from images of coral reefs anywhere in the world.


It's a user-friendly platform set to transform coral reef monitoring and management by allowing the world’s coral reef monitoring community to work together, in real time.

ReefCloud standardises data collected from around the world, analysing coral reef composition with 80-90 percent accuracy, 700 times faster than traditional manual assessment, saving weeks and months of labour and freeing precious reef management resources.


ReefCloud users submit photos of the reef taken during their surveys, along with associated data to aid rapid assessment of the condition of coral reefs.     

It will support a transformation in coral reef monitoring approaches which leads to more timely and informed decision-making on management actions to improve the long-term resilience of global coral reefs. 

ReefCloud is the democratisation of knowledge – working together as a monitoring community and sharing our knowledge and data is much more efficient and effective.

ReefCloud was developed by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) in collaboration with:

​​​​​​​with in kind support from Accenture and the Allen Coral Atlas.

To date it is being regularly used in Australia, Palau, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and the Maldives.

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