Using novel imaging technology, scientists study how coral reefs change over time in 3-D across both natural and anthropogenic gradients to better inform management and conservation of these threatened ecosystems. This project is run by the labs of Dr Stuart Sandin and Dr Jennifer Smith from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, along with many partners and collaborators.
One of the great products of the 100 Island Challenge are 3D models of coral reefs found around the world. Come check out our 3D models from our expeditions!
To see all our 3D model videos, visit our YouTube channel!
The newest exhibit in the Hall of Fishes at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography features the 100 Island Challenge and serves as a working laboratory for our team.