Sea diver with fish

When your work is set to be seen by one billion worldwide you want to say the right things when asked about it, right?

That was the daunting prospect for Pim Bongaerts and Manuel Gonzalez Rivero, two marine scientists from the Global Change Institute (GCI) at The University of Queensland.

Pim and Manuel did media training with Currie ahead of the launch of the Catlin Seaview Survey, a scientific expedition which has revolutionised how science communicates with the public.

Using specially-designed, cutting-edge technology and the world’s first tablet-operated underwater camera, scientists are bringing their work on coral reefs to life by taking up to 50,000 images that are collected through continuous high-resolution, 360-degree panoramic imagery.

The imagery is available to more than one billion monthly users of Google Maps. The GCI is the science partner in the Catlin Seaview Survey. You can view updates from the expedition team here.