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Marine Monitoring Program

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The Marine Monitoring Program (MMP) was established in 2005, and it is a foundational long-term, inshore coral, seagrass, and water quality monitoring program managed by the Reef Authority.

Annually, our research partners from the Australian Institute of Marine Science and James Cook University assess water quality along the inshore Reef, utilising satellite images of river plumes and in-water sampling to measure pollutants, and link these and other pressures to the effects observed on corals and seagrasses. The information generated by the MMP provides expert knowledge, and is used to advise key decision makers on managing, reducing or avoiding significant threats to the Reef.

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Updated 30 Aug 2022
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The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority acknowledges the expertise, wisdom, and enduring connections that have informed the guardianship of the Reef for millennia. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners as the first managers of this land and sea, and value their traditional knowledge which continues to inform the current management and stewardship of the Reef for future generations.