The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef ecosystem on Earth. Stretching for thousands of kilometres along the coast of Eastern Australia, it represents an immense natural and economic value and has been declared UNESCO World Heritage site in 1981.

However, in recent decades, this ecosystem has been suffering constant deterioration and is becoming a growing concern. Between 1985 and 2010, 51% of the coral in the central and southern parts has died as a result of combined effects of climate change-related causes such as severe heat waves, cyclones and invasive species outbreaks.

In this webinar, we will show you how Sentinel-2 allows to monitor the majority of the world’s coral reefs with increased temporal and spatial resolution. Sen2Coral toolbox available in SNAP has been specifically developed and validated for this purpose.

You can replay this webinar through our RUS Copernicus Training channel available on Youtube.

You can also retrieve the corresponding training support in the Learn by yourself section of the RUS portal.

 

RUS Webinar – Coral Reef Monitoring with Sen2Coral – 28 May 2019