Reef used to road-test water quality forecasting system

September 13th, 2023

Canberra Times, Other, 13/09/2023, Tracey Ferrier
Hi-tech sensors are being tested on the Great Barrier Reef as part of an ambitious plan to generate weather-style forecasts for water quality. Water quality is a major threat to the health of the World Heritage-listed reef and other sensitive aquatic systems. But the CSIRO hopes to change that with its AquaWatch project, which will not only monitor sediment run-off but also help identify problem areas where interventions might be made.

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