Multimedia & Resources

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.


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)