international collaborators

Reef Life Survey has a growing number of international partners who contribute greatly to the global coverage of standardised RLS data. Particularly important nodes of survey activity and their leaders are shown on this page, but we also acknowledge contributions of many other individuals who assist with international surveys outside of these larger teams.

RLS Canada

Headed by Associate Professor Amanda Bates at Memorial University of Newfoundland, RLS Canada aims to use the RLS methodology to build Newfoundland's capacity to quantify and track rocky reef biodiversity trends into the future.


Headed by Mikel Beccerro.

Smithsonian's MarineGEO Program

Headed by Emmett Duffy, the Smithsonian's Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO) Program aims to build the first comprehensive, standard database on the coastal ocean’s wealth of biological diversity, embedded in rich ecological understanding, catalyzing new scientific discoveries and solutions. The MarineGEO program collects data using RLS methodology to add to this database. 

RLS chile

Coordinated by Alejandro Perez-Matus & Ivan Hinojosa


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