Catlin launches Catlin Seaview Survey
Coral reefs provide food and income for approximately 500 million people worldwide. They underpin fisheries and tourism worth billions and are home to countless forms of undersea life.
Coral reefs also face an uncertain future due to the impact of climate change and other changes to the environment. Scientists believe that these reefs may serve as an early warning system for wider changes to ecosystems around the earth.
The Catlin Seaview Survey is an important scientific expedition that will document the composition and health of coral reefs, particularly the impact of rapidly increasing sea temperatures and ocean acidification.
The Catlin Seaview Survey will be conducted mainly on the Great Barrier Reef, off the east coast of Australia. The project will include three separate surveys, including the first comprehensive study of deep-water coral reefs.
The Survey also aims to raise public awareness of potential changes to our planet's oceans. Individuals will be able to follow and participate in the undersea exploration over the internet through various Google channels.
For more information about the project and the scientific research, visit the Catlin Seaview Survey website, or follow our
Catlin Seaview Survey Facebook page. Catlin Seaview Survey website Read the official press release on our Group website