Online Apps for Coral Bleaching


Save the Waves empowers citizen scientists to record coral reef threats. Organizations such as Reef Check Malaysia are partnering with Save the Waves to geotag locations with bleaching.

eOceans Heat Wave created a Global Pulse series, which includes Heatwave Impacts – Corals, a project aimed at documenting coral bleaching by citizen scientists.

Coral Reefs at Risk of Bleaching on the ESRI ArcGIS Dashboard using the Living Atlas of the World. Learn more about it in this blog post.

See something! Say Something! is a simplified form to report coral bleaching globally. This initiative by Marine Microbiomes Lab, Reef Genomics Lab, Red Sea Research Center, The International Coral Reef Society and the Seychelles Island Foundation.


The Coral Bleaching Field Survey app led by the Australian Institute of Marine Science is a field app used to measure coral bleaching in northern Australia.

The Eye on the Reef app , led by the Great Barrier Reef Authority (GBRMPA) is powered by citizen scientists who report bleaching, disease in GBR (presence/absence) and other threats in the GBR. Check out this video to learn more about it!

The Great Reef Census is a groundbreaking citizen science effort to survey the Great Barrier Reef. Whether you’re on the Reef or on the other side of the world, you can be a part of this important conservation initiative.

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