Reef Life Survey

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Reef Life Survey


Reef Life Survey arose through discussions amongst marine scientists, managers and recreational divers who recognised that a new, effective and consistent system was needed to address threats to marine biodiversity through the long term. Committed volunteer divers participate in RLS as citizen scientists, gathering high-quality data at scales impossible for researchers to cover, but without sacrificing the detail needed for direct relevance to management.

Point of contact
Rick Stuart-Smith
Administrative contact
Rick Stuart-Smith
Technical contact
Rick Stuart-Smith


Reef Life Survey Private Bag 49 7001 Hobart Tasmania Australia


Endorsed by

Atlas of Living Australia

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