2021 Seagrass Data Visualization Competition

Seagrass in Moreton Bay

The Australian Data Science Education Institute (ADSEI) and Science Under Sail Australia (SUSA), with support from the GRBF and Reef Trust Partnership, are thrilled to announce our 2021 Data Visualization Competition, open to all Australian Secondary School students.

Using Data Collected by SUSA’s citizen science programme for schools in 2019 and 2020, your challenge is to create effective and compelling visualisations of the different benthic habitats – including seagrass, coral and bare substrate – found on the Great Barrier Reef.
Choose either the Main Project or a Data Analysis Project.

Main Project
Present the locations of the survey sites on a map with the ability to zoom in and out to see data at the whole of GBR scale as well as zoom in and look at a single bay or island
Provide options to show people what the benthic habitats look like at different locations – using our photos or videos (2000 videos available)
Provide a visual link (colours, shading or lines around multiple sites) that link survey sites with similar benthic habitats.

Data Analysis Projects
What depths are seagrasses observed at in different regions of the GBR
Does the max depth seagrass are observed at correlate with the GBR water quality (clarity) data – available through GBRMPA (If you need helped getting this data contact ADSEI)
Look for other variables that predict or correlate with observation of seagrass – or living hard coral?

The results will be judged by SUSA and ADSEI. The student with the best project will receive a $100 gift voucher. Second and Third place will receive $50 gift vouchers. All projects that meet the criteria will be displayed on the ADSEI website and publicized on social media

While students retain the copyright, submitting the project to this competition grants SUSA, ADSEI, and the GBRF the right to display the work publicly in any form in perpetuity.

Entries are due June 30th 2021.

Register now for free!

For queries, please email seagrass@adsei.org

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