Multimedia & Resources

Sep, 2022

USYD/GRG & Wenona STEM School Tour to One Tree Island

As part of an ongoing collaboration between the GRG and Wenona School,  Professor Jody Webster,  Professor Ana Vila Concejo, Professor Helen McGregor (UOW) and PhD student Lachlan Perris visited One Tree Reef in 2022 as part of the Wenona STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Tour that saw us accompany 20 female high school students and two teachers to the island. Together we undertook a really exciting teaching and research campaign around the island. You can checkout a cool video showing our adventures here.

Oct 7, 2021

Coast2Cast Podcast

A podcast in Coastal Geoscience, Engineering and Oceanography!! Join Ana Vila-Concejo and Giovanni Coco (Coast and Ocean Collective, Auckland University) as they interview many coastal researchers. The podcast is hosted in PodBean and in the Coastal Hub website. There is a new episode every week!

Oct 6, 2021

Coast2Coast Zoominars

Since May 2020, Ana Vila-Concejo has been part of a team organising online seminars with prominent figures of Coastal Geoscience, Engineering and Oceanography. Many of these zoominars have been recorded and are available in Ana’s YouTube Channel and in the Coastal Hub website.

May 21, 2021

One Tree Island virtual fly over!

Check out the lastest animation of One Tree Island based on high resolution drone imagery captured as part of new work to understand island sedimentary dynamics.

Talavera, L.; Vila-Concejo, A.; Webster, J.M.; Smith, C.; Duce, S.; Fellowes, T.E.; Salles, T.; Harris, D.; Hill, J.; Figueira, W.; Hacker, J. Morphodynamic Controls for Growth and Evolution of a Rubble Coral Island. Remote Sens. 202113, 1582.

Oct 8, 2020

One Tree Island virtual field trip

Join Associate Professor Jody Webster on an immersive, research-led teaching experience as he takes you on a guided tour of One Tree Reef in the Southern Great Barrier Reef. We will explore many of the reef environments and processes, while being exposed to some of the cutting-edge research the University of Sydney is conducting on the island.

July 31, 2020

Lessons from the geologic past: the evolution of the Great Barrier Reef in response to major environmental changes.

Check out this USYD Faculty of Science Seminar on YouTube that covers the GRG’s work on the evolution of the Great Barrier Reef, with a special focus on the IODP Expedition 325 scientific results.

Dec 5, 2019

Unlearning the Reef! Great Barrier Reef: understanding its past to predict its future

Check out the short video that was made as part of USYD’s Unlearning the Reef campaign to promote University’s research on coral reefs systems. This cool video highlights the GRG’s innovative approach to investigating fossil coral reefs systems, with a special focus on our teams work on One Tree Reef.

Feb 2, 2019

IODP Expedition. 325 operations on the Great Barrier Reef – drilling and imaging beneath the seabed

Check out the cool YouTube videos below showing how the IODP Exp. 325 operations on the Great Barrier Reef were undertaken.

Deciphering Our Climate History – The IODP Great Barrier Reef Expedition 325

Imaging beneath the sea bed – IODP Expedition 325 downhole logging operations

Oct 4, 2017

Reef drowning in Hawaii

This animation is a simulation of sea-level rise drowning the deglacial reef currently situated at -150 m below sea level off the west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. This is based on GRG research recently published in Quaternary Science Reviews (Sanborn et al., 2017). The location of sample recovery used in the study is shown by the purple cube. Bathymetry data from Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and animation by Kelsey Sanborn, University of Sydney.

Aug 7, 2017

Digital reefs: using numerical, forward stratigraphic modeling to understand coral reef evolution

Check out the video showing the “best-estimate” model output from ReefSAM – a new 3D model specially developed to simulate coral reef evolution in space and time.

You can find out more details about how the model operates in the new paper below.

Barrett, S. J. and J. M. Webster (2017). “Reef Sedimentary Accretion Model (ReefSAM): understanding coral reef evolution on Holocene time scales using 3D stratigraphic forward modelling.” Marine Geology.

Oct 9, 2016

GRG around the world!

Click on the map below to find out more about the research the GRG is involved in around the world.

Sep 16, 2016

Virtual tour of One Tree reef

Take a virtual tour of One Tree reef where GRG undertakes extensive research and teaching activities for the School of Geosciences. Click on the yellow hyperlinks on the first map slide to see an image of that specific environment or just advance through the presentation (Source: GRG & photos by Kate Thornborough)