RLS Annual Report 2014

 Some of this year’s highlights included:

  • 2014 saw 1022 RLS surveys completed across 5 different countries from 54 trained RLS divers
  • RLS welcomed 20 newly trained divers, taking the total number of trained divers up to 232
  • RLS now has over 7000 surveys from over 2400 sites in 48 different countries
  • Over 4000 different species have been recorded during these surveys

Key publications:

Nature publication – Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas with five key features

Scientific Data publication – Systematic global assessment of reef fish communities by the Reef Life Survey program

Biological Conservation publication – Statistical solutions for error and bias in global citizen science datasets

Awards:

Australian Museum Eureka Awards – Eureka Award: NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Eureka Prize for Environmental Research

Media:

New York Times (The Green Column) – Amid Efforts to Expand Marine Preserves, a Warning to Focus on Quality

New York Times, the Opinion pages – To Save Fish and Birds

The Mercury – Researchers map life under the sea

2014 RLS Annual Report

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