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Reef Life Survey (RLS): Habitat Quadrats

University of Tasmania, Australia
Edgar, Graham ; Stuart-Smith, Rick
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The data described in this record are the intellectual property of the Reef Life Survey Foundation Inc. and is managed by the University of Tasmania through the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania.

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Reef Life Survey is designed to develop and resource a network of skilled recreational divers for rapid and cost-effective assessment of the state of the inshore marine environment at the global scale. The project uses standardised underwater visual census methods employed by trained SCUBA divers to survey fish and invertebrate species and to record habitat type using photo quadrats - this particular dataset refers to the photo quadrats only.

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Line transects 50 m in length are laid along a depth contour.

Information on the percentage cover of sessile animals and seaweeds along the transect lines are monitored using photo-quadrats taken sequentially each 2.5 m along the 50 m transect. Digital photo-quadrats are taken vertically-downward from a height sufficient to encompass an area of at least 0.3 m x 0.3 m.

GPS location, date, time, depth and visibility will also be recorded.

A Standardized Survey Procedures for Monitoring Reef Ecosystems is under revision, please contact the project for access (reeflife.survey@utas.edu.au).

Created: 22 04 2008

Data time period: 2006

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DATA ACCESS - Photo quadrats point scoring [direct download, 6MB]

uri : https://geoserver-rls.imas.utas.edu.au/geoserver/wfs

URI : https://geoserver-rls.imas.utas.edu.au/geoserver/wfs?version=1.0.0&request=GetFeature&typeName=RLS:M3_DATA&outputFormat=csv

SUPPLEMENTARY INFO - Reef Life Survey Methods Manual [direct download]

uri : https://reeflifesurvey.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/NEW-Methods-Manual_150815.pdf

MAP - locations of RLS photo quadrats (RLS:M3_DATA)

uri : https://geoserver-rls.imas.utas.edu.au/geoserver/wms

This OGC WFS service returns the data for download in subsettable CSV format. (RLS:M3_DATA)

uri : https://geoserver-rls.imas.utas.edu.au/geoserver/wfs

View this data through the interactive RLS Data Portal.

uri : https://reeflifesurvey.imas.utas.edu.au/portal/search

URI : https://reeflifesurvey.imas.utas.edu.au/portal/search?uuid=6e9c4980-1005-11dd-b28e-00188b4c0af8

Reef Life Survey website

uri : https://www.reeflifesurvey.com/