Following up on last year's successful launch of the Catlin Seaview Survey, where a team of scientists and explorers brought Google Street View underwater for the first time, we teamed up with Google to produce a ground-breaking 12-hour underwater broadcast live from the Great Barrier Reef on June 7 2013.
The Reef Live event brought a mix of marine biologists and a who's who of local and international coral reef experts together to discuss the future of our coral reefs during 12 Google+ Hangout sessions, which were broadcast live on our YouTube channel.
On the day, viewers were treated to live panel discussions from the dry studio at James Cook University in Cairns and able to interact with marine biologists in real-time from a specially set up "underwater studio" on the outer reef.
The event was headlined by Emmy award-winning underwater cinematographer Richard Fitzpatrick - mostly known for his work with National Geographic's Great Migrations and BBC's Great Barrier Reef - who shared his knowledge live from the Pinnacle dive site on the Great Barrier Reef.
Watch the full broadcast through the feed below including the Reef Live highlight reel!