Marine Imaging Specialist: Data and Technology Innovation Program.
Project Manager: Queensland Integrated Marine Observing System Project.
Facility Leader: Wireless Sensor Networks Facility, Intergated Marine Observing System
  • 1985-1987: [AIMS] Experimental Scientist: Crowns of Thorns Starfish Project (data and field work)
  • 1987-1989: [AIMS] Experimental Scientist: Remote Sensing of Coral Reefs
  • 1990-1993: [MMT Pty Ltd] Operations Manager, remote sensing and coastal mapping
  • 1993-1997: [AIMS] Data Specialist: Long Term Monitoring Project
  • 1997-2007: [AIMS] IT Manager
  • 2000-2007: [AIMS] Manager, AIMS Data Centre
  • 2007-2015: [AIMS] GBROOS Project Manager
  • 2007-Present: [AIMS] Leader, Wireless Sensor Network Facility, IMOS
  • 2013-Present: [AIMS] Marine Imaging Specialist, Observing Technologies

Areas of interest and expertise include data, informatics, real time systems, sensor networks, coral reefs, climate change.
  • 1985: BSc (Marine Biology, Zoology & Botany), JCU
  • 1995: Post Grad Dip in Management, Deakin University
  • 1997: MBA in Technology Management, APESMA / Deakin University
  • 2000: Microsoft MCP / MCSE
Current Research Activities
Marine Imaging Specialist overseeing the development of marine imaging solutions for autonomous and semi-autonomous marine observing platforms and systems.

Facility Leader of the Facility for Automated Intelligent Monitoring of Marine Systems (FAIMMS). Activities include design and deployment of reef-based sensor networks, design of data systems and software to support real-time environmental data, development of the next generation of sensor and data systems to support future environmental and biological monitoring and development of tools for users to use and integrate sensor data.
Expert Committees and Boards
  • Member, Ocean Data Interoperability Project (ODIP)
  • Board Member, Australian Ocean Data Centre Joint Facility (AODC-JF)
  • Co-Chair, Coral Reef Ecological Observation Network (CREON)
  • Member, James Cook University Industry Advisory Panel
  • Member, OGC Technical Group
  • Member, EarthCube Sensor Network Panel
  • Expert, Ocean Data Interoperability Program (EU-USA-AU)
The following are a selection of recent publications.

Bainbridge SJ, Gardner S (2016) Comparison of human and camera visual acuity-setting the benchmark for shallow water autonomous imaging platforms. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 4(1): 17

Bainbridge S, Berkelmans R (2014) The use of climatologies and Bayesian models to link observations to outcomes; an example from the Torres Strait. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts 16: 1041-1049

Woolsey E, Bainbridge S, Kingsford MJ, Byrne M (2012) Impacts of cyclone Hamish at One Tree Reef: integrating environmental and benthic habitat data. Marine Biology 159: 793-803

Bainbridge S, Eggeling D, Page G (2011) Lessons from the field - Two years of deploying operational wireless sensor networks on the Great Barrier Reef. Sensors 11: 6842-6855

Bainbridge S (2011) A services based architecture for achieving interoperability of environmental observational data. 2011: 15-20. Jones MB and Gries CG Proceedings of the Environmental Information Managment Conference 2011. University of California at Santa Barbara

Lough JM, Bainbridge S, Berkelmans R, Steinberg CR (2010) Physical monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef to understand ecological responses to climate change. pp. 66-110. In: You J and Henderson-Sellers A Climate Change Monitoring and Strategy. Sydney University Press.

Bainbridge S (2010) GBROOS - An Ocean Observing System for the Great Barrier Reef. pp. 529-533. Riegl B and Dodge R 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Fort Lauderdale, July 7-11, 2008. National Coral Reef Institute, Nova Southeastern University

Bainbridge S, Rehbein MA, Feather G, Eggeling D (2008) Sensor networks on the Great Barrier Reef - managing marine sensor data. pp. 19-25. Gries CG and Jones MB Proceedings of the Environmental Information Management Conference 2008. University of New Mexico

Bradbury RH, Bainbridge S (1988) Embodiment of formal languages. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation. 30: 39-44

Ormond R, Bradbury RH, Bainbridge S, Fabricius KE, Keesing JK, DeVantier LM, Stevens ADL, Medlay P, Medlay P and Steven ADL (1988) Test of a model of regulation of crown-of-thorns starfish by fish predators. pp. 189-207. In: Bradbury RH Acanthaster and the coral reef : a theoretical perspective ; proceedings of a workshop held at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Aug. 6-7, 1988. Lecture Notes in Biometrics 88. Springer-Verlag. 312 p

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