Project History and Achievements

Reef Check Australia first established monitoring sites on Heron Island as a joint annual collaboration with the University of Queensland’s Remote Sensing Research Centre (RSRC) in 2011.

A total of 17 monitoring sites have been established around Heron Island reef to allow for a   detailed representation of Heron Island reef habitats.

Heron Reefs are highly studied, with hundreds of researchers visiting the island annually through the University of Queensland’s Research Station. Yet, there are limited programs that consistently document long-term reef health. Our collaborative initiative offers a valuable perspective on these reefs, combining a variety of techniques for long-term, cohesive studies.