Program 1 'Historical and current condition of the Great Barrier Reef'
Program 1 has three projects which will assess the condition and trend of Great Barrier Reef assets. Two of these concern temporal changes in coral communities: one over timescales of the last 100-200 years, and one based on current monitoring of approximately 100 coral reefs that are representative of the whole system. The latter provides a synoptic view of coral cover and continues a time series commenced in 1986.
- Project 1.1 'Monitoring status and trends of coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef'
- Project 1.2 'Marine wildlife management in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area'
- Project 1.3 'Characterising the cumulative impacts of global, regional and local stressors on the present and past biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef'