• Five Things About
    Coral and CORAL

    NASA's new COral Reef Airborne Laboratory (CORAL) field campaign kicks off its data-gathering phase with an operational readiness test on Oahu, Hawaii, starting the week of June 6.

    Learn More
  • NASA Mission a Game Changer for Coral Reef Science

    New technology created at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will survey the Great Barrier Reef in more detail than ever before, providing valuable information that will help scientists mitigate against change.

    Learn More
  • New NASA Instrument Brings Coasts and Coral into Focus

    To the rescue: the new Portable Remote Imaging Spectrometer, created at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. PRISM is an airborne instrument designed to observe hard-to-see coastal water phenomena.

    Learn More
  • Marine Ecologists Take to the Skies to Study Coral Reefs

    Satellites and research aeroplanes could offer a better, broader view of coral health. The health of coral reefs is normally assessed by scuba surveys and other close-up views.

    Learn More
  • NASA to Capture Best
    Ever Portrait of Coral
    Reef Health

    NASA is about to get up close and personal with Earths corals: The space agency will use airplanes and water instruments to survey these delicate structures and capture the most detailed views ever of the planet's corals.

    Learn More
  • A Sky-High Survey
    of Coral Reefs

    NASA’s Earth Venture Suborbital-2 Program has awarded BIOS scientist Dr. Eric Hochberg a grant to initiate the COral Reef Airborne Laboratory (CORAL).

    Learn More

COral Reef
Airborne Laboratory

COral Reef Airborne Laboratory


Site Manager: Sarah Lundeen

Webmaster: Sarah Lundeen