Project 3DGBR

In recent years there has been a vast increase in the amount of bathymetry (depth) data obtained in the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea through a series of research vessel mapping expeditions. Combined with the latest satellite imagery depth data and airborne lidar depth data, Project 3DGBR has developed a new high-resolution depth model for the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea.

These images show some of the survey tools being used to collect data and the potential benefits of the new depth model, such as for ocean current modeling, inundation studies and ecosystem mapping.