Dataset: This dataset contains estimated daily integrated benthic photosynthetically active radiation (bPAR) in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Coral Sea for each day from July 2007 through to December 2019. Data are provided on a 1km grid.
Rights: Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Australia
Project: NESP TWQ Round 5 - Project 5.3: Benthic light as ecologically-validated GBR-wide indicator for water quality: Drivers, thresholds and cumulative risks
Project summary: The project is developing a water quality indicator based on benthic PAR (light penetrating to the seafloor). We have experimentally estimated irradiance thresholds for ecosystem health for the Great Barrier Reef and have developed a new remote sensing algorithm to estimate and map benthic irradiance throughout the GBR.