Mapping coral reef collaboration
The ground-breaking achievements of four College students feature on the international Round Square website.
College scientists Tim Wang (leader), Bruce Chen, Yusef Elnahas, and Thimeth Wijesinghe were among three finalists in this year’s Space for Planet Earth Challenge. The challenge aims to inspire the next generation to address the biggest environmental issues.
The boys utilised data – available via the platforms using spacecraft and satellites from the United States and the European Space Agency – to track the health of coral reefs. They worked with students from Japan to harness the satellite technology to find an efficient and accurate way of detecting and monitoring coral bleaching.
The collaborative team from Christ’s College and Okinawa Amicus International School hopes that the work will help solve the problem of a lack of satellite monitoring data by providing an accessible, complete and accurate database of coral bleaching events.