NESP TWQ Round 5 - Project 5.6 – Designing the Aesthetics Long Term Monitoring Program (ALTMP)

Aesthetic condition and trend of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) are critical to monitor for the Reef 2050 Integrated Monitoring and Reporting Program (RIMReP), and World Heritage Area reporting. The purpose of this proposed project is to design and implement an aesthetics long term monitoring program (ALTMP) for the GBR. It will include a strong research component that identifies how to convert a subjective measurement into an objective one. Baseline data will also be provided that represents a snapshot of aesthetic condition at a large number of below-water and above-water sites within the GBR, and for a range of stakeholders.

This project builds on the work undertaken by: