Mooloolaba Ecological Assessment and Mapping (MEAM) project 2020-2022


The UniDive members made a difference, taking "Care of Local Reefs"

Through the dedicated volunteer time the MEAM project conducted an ecological assessment and mapping of the marine environment surrounding Mooloolaba (Sunshine Coast, Queensland) using a community-based, cost effective, scientifically sound survey program.

The aim of the project was: To conduct an ecological assessment of the flora and fauna at the Mooloolaba Reefs (Mudjimba, Inner and Outer Gneerigns), and report on the status and any changes of this marine environment when compared with existing ecological survey data.

This survey program was based on citizen science (the UniDive members) and assessed the flora and fauna at Mooloolaba reefs using globally recognised mapping methods from Reef Check, CoralWatch and award-winning previous UniDive projects (e.g. FREA, PLEA). 

Project findings and recommentdations have been written up in a final report, maps and data sets. It provide a basis to understand and track changes supporting management plans for waterway and coastal health on the Sunshine Coast. Next to that, it will support the local dive industry with maps and raise public awareness of the local reef environment.

Supporters: SunReef, Point Lookout Dive Charters (Ken), Sealink Stradbroke Ferries, Scubaworld, Nudibranch of the Sunshine Coast, Remote Sensing Research Centre, Visual Ecology, University of Queensland, Reef Check, CoralWatch.

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Members can download project documents.