The Great Barrier Reef is a UNESCO heritage site, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, and Earth’s largest living organism. Home to 9,000 different species, the reef has been increasingly affected by climate change, with half of the reef’s coral already dead. Because of this, scientists and conservationists have been working especially hard to prevent further damage and regrow coral.
To do this, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority will be using DroneDeploy’s services to map the reef and further their conservation efforts. With a complete, data-rich map of the reef, scientists can determine at-risk or damaged areas and quickly deploy a team to the site. Because the reef’s health is at stake, the added benefit of drone software is that it allows the user to work purposefully with minimal physical human interaction, preventing the reef from further damage.