NESP TWQ Round 2 - Project 2.3.2 - 'Human sensors' for monitoring GBR environmental changes and quality of marine waters through harnessing Big Data analysis

This project will take a novel approach to improving monitoring of environmental and aesthetic conditions in real time by capitalising on information provided through micro-blogs from visitors to the Great Barrier Reef. The data mining will integrate human sensing data (e.g. twitter) with existing monitoring data (including the 'eye on the reef'), meteorological data, tourism statistics, and others dispersed data sources and a cost-effective monitoring tool will be made available to stakeholders. All Great Barrier Reef stakeholders will benefit greatly from this innovative monitoring system.