The Catlin Seaview Survey was a scientific research project that was conducted by the University of Queensland and the Catlin Group, a global insurance company. The goal of the Catlin Seaview Survey was to document the state of the world’s coral reefs and to understand how they are being affected by human activities and climate change.
The Catlin Seaview Survey used a special underwater camera called the SVII-S (Seaview Survey Intelligent Imager – Submersible) to capture high-resolution images of coral reefs from around the world. The images were used to create detailed maps of the reefs and to identify changes in coral cover over time. The Catlin Seaview Survey also collected data on water temperature, pH, and other environmental variables in order to understand the factors that influence coral reef health.
The Catlin Seaview Survey was completed in 2013, and the data and images that were collected have been used by scientists and policymakers to understand the state of the world’s coral reefs and to develop strategies for protecting and conserving these important ecosystems.