new insights for wetland management

Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS) have become a standard way to survey fish populations. Stick a camera on a weight, add a pole with some bait and… bingo! Data.

The problem is, you can end up with thousands of hours of footage to process. If only there was a way to automate the process.

FishID is a new tool being developed by GLOW. It uses artificial intelligence in the form of machine learning to identify and count fish – it’s similar to the software used by law enforcement agencies to check vehicle registrations.

FishID is the brain child of GLOW Director Rod Connolly and is currently being advanced by GLOW Senior Software Engineer Eric Jinks.

Learn more about FishID


Moreton Bay LIVE

broadcasting the underwater world

Using cutting edge, deep learning technology, Moreton Bay LIVE (MBL) will automate analysis of underwater video footage in real time, while collecting and storing ecological data for research.

Learn more about Moreton Bay LIVE


The Mangrove Carbon Web App

estimate real emissions from mangrove loss

Mangrove forests store carbon and help to mitigate global warming. Some of this carbon in stored in trees and dead wood, but much more is trapped in the soils on which mangroves grow.

Many assessments, such as that used by Mexico to set their targets for the Paris Climate Agreement, ignore much of the carbon stored in the soils underneath mangrove forests. They drastically underestimate the value of protecting mangrove forests for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

This web app is designed to help you explore the contribution of mangrove protection to mitigating emissions. It supports a new paper from Dr Fern Adame, who has been working on mangroves in Mexico.

All the numbers and calculations used by this web app are supported by that peer-reviewed publication. See that publication for further details of the data and models underlying this app.

Click here if you want to see the code underneath the hood of this model.The web app was designed by Drs Chris Brown and Fernanda Adame.

Contact Chris Brown if you have any queries.

See the updated Mangrove Carbon app

Coastal Marine Megafauna

which megafauna use wetlands in your country?

Marine megafauna and vegetated coastal wetland habitats (seagrasses, saltmarshes, and mangroves) are under intense threat and declining globally.

Emerging research and novel methodologies have unveiled important, previously unknown habitat associations between marine megafauna and these habitats.

We identify associations for over 100 marine megafauna species that utilise these habitats, increasing the number of species with associations based on current International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) species assessments by 59%. This means over 13% of all marine megafauna use coastal wetlands!

This web app is designed to help you explore the number and type of marine megafauna species known to use coastal wetlands in each country. It supports a new paper from Dr Michael Sievers.

Contact Michael Sievers if you have any queries