NACC started the photo-monitoring program in 2010, with community members regularly taking and uploading photos of their local beach to an online database.
It now has 85 coastal sites and more than 50 volunteers involved, generating more than 2100 photos.
‘These photos represent a pictorial record of how local beaches are changing over time and the longer the time period they cover, the more valuable they become,’ program co-ordinator Dr Mic Payne said.
A smartphone app, Photomon, was developed to upload photos as they are taken, with information about the site name and date. Monitoring photos can be seen at http://|narvis.maps.arcgis.com/. For more information or to volunteer, call Dr Payne on 9938 0123 or email Michael.|Payne@nacc.com.au.