Global Wetlands Project (GLOW)

Coastal and Marine Research Centre, Griffith University

The world needs coastal wetlands. Seagrass meadows, mangrove forests and saltmarshes are high-value habitats providing many benefits to humanity. GLOW are delivering science support that promotes coastal wetland conservation. The international, interdisciplinary team of the Global Wetlands Project advances research under three themes: measuring health of wetlands, improving action to protect and restore coastal wetland habitats; and engaging authentically with communities and managers in care for coastal wetlands. We believe open and accessible science will accelerate coastal conservation. We develop and make available online tools to make our science accessible and allow you to gain new insights on dynamic coastal ecosystems.

Organisation type
  • University Research Centre
Number of research staff
Up to 20 research staff
Level 4, Building G24, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Parklands Dr, Southport QLD 4215

Strengths and capabilities

  • Wetland ecology
  • Ecological restoration
  • Computer vision for underwater video
  • Spatial statistics for environmental datasets
  • Coastline resilience under changing climate
  • Decision support tools for coastal restoration
  • Automated fisheries monitoring

Facilities and major equipment

  • National digital platform for underwater computer vision
  • Spatial statistics laboratory

Lead researcher

  • Dr Christina Buelow—Leader of ambitious target analysis underpinning global initiatives for restoration of coastal wetlands: mangroves, seagrass, saltmarsh
  • Professor Rod Connolly—Developed FISHID: Australia's national digital platform for computer vision monitoring aquatic ecosystems
  • Dr Christopher Brown—Leader of global analysis of trends in coastal wetland ecosystems, drivers of change, and opportunities for action

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