Department of the Environment and Climate Change Underwater Camera

 

The Department of the Environment and Climate Change expands marine monitoring capabilities with underwater cameras and announces new initiatives

As part of HM Government of Gibraltar's drive to increase its marine monitoring and surveillance capabilities, the Department of the Environment and Climate Change, together with the US based company View into the Blue and Wright Tech Media, have recently installed a state of the art underwater camera in the Gibraltar Marine Reserve which is the first of its kind in Europe.

The underwater camera forms yet another element of the wider marine surveillance programme carried out by the Department of the Environment and Climate Change to monitor the status of marine habitats and species within British Gibraltar Territorial Waters. A dedicated webpage has been created within our Thinking Green Website to provide local scientists and members of the public with real time footage of Gibraltar's rich underwater environment. To view the webpage, please click here.

The webpage also provides users with a simple fish identification guide that will be continuously expanded, together with a comments box to enable users to report any marine life activity. Additional cameras are expected to be installed within the Gibraltar Artificial Reef Network which was recently expanded with the sinking of the Sunswale by the Helping Hand Trust off the South Mole; a well known fishing and recreational diving area.