Reef Watch is a multi-award winning environmental monitoring program run by the community and coordinated by the Conservation Council of South Australia.
It's a unique and exciting program where hundreds of volunteers work with top marine scientists and educators to gather, collate and disseminate quality information on the status of our marine environment.
Monitoring our oceans as part of an ecologically sustainable future!
Reef Watch is a unique and exciting program where recreational divers and other volunteers gather data about the health of the oceans. Volunteer involvement develops community awareness about the state of marine ecosystems and triggers action for their protection.
Reef Watch aims to gather and disseminate quality information on the status of our marine environment. We do this with the input of many of South Australia's top marine scientists and educators along with the help of hundreds of volunteers.
Reef Watch uses a PADI-accredited training program that provides recreational scuba divers with the necessary skills to gather valuable information about the marine environment. Intertidal volunteers also contribute to the growing body of information being used for the better management of human impacts on Australia's temperate reefs.
This information is used by Reef Watch to increase community awareness of marine environmental issues and is also available to government bodies, research institutions and schools.
Through sound ecological knowledge comes sound management and a sustainable future.