This is some recent footage from Flying Fish Cove at Christmas Island. We were completing some surveys of the area at depths between 75 and 110 meters around the stern mooring buoy in August 2018. Always great to see the range of life at these depths. Thanks to Dave Robertson from CI Ports, Wayne Angus and the CI Stevedores for all their help.
The Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission has officially endorsed the Centre for Aquatic Research as a Research Charity. This means that we are recognised as an organisation that is operating in the charitable interests of Education and the Environment.
With this milestone achieved, we are now putting in place our research plans for some initial aquatic environments. These plans will allow us to ground truth our improvements to aquatic research techniques that are currently used throughout the research industry. One of these techniques involves creating photo realistic 3D maps of the aquatic environment allowing researchers to gather important data such as species diversity, habitat structure, complexity, and even monitor phenomenon such as climate change.