Marine Imaging Specialist: Data and Technology Innovation Program.
Facility Leader: Wireless Sensor Networks Facility, Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS)
  • 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, Data and Tech Innovation

Areas of interest and expertise include data, marine imaging, 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)
Orchid Id: The following are a selection of recent publications.

Bainbridge SJ (2017) Temperature and light patterns at four reefs along the Great Barrier Reef during the 2015-2016 austral summer: understanding patterns of observed coral bleaching. Journal of Operational Oceanography 10(1):16-29

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, Sweatman H, Weeks S (2015) Monitoring the health of Torres Strait Reefs. Project 2.3 Final Report. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (pp 74)

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

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. pp 15-20. In: Jones MB, Gries CG (Eds) Proceedings of the Environmental Information Management Conference 2011 (EIM 2011). University of California at Santa Barbara

Bainbridge S, Page G, Jaroensutasinee M, Jaroensutasinee K (2011) Towards a services based architecture for real time marine observing data. pp. 1-6. OCEANS MTS/IEEE Conference (OCEANS-11).

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

Bainbridge S, Steinberg CR, Heron ML (2010) Integrating observations: an example from the Great Barrier Reef. Sea Technology 51: 33-38

Bainbridge S, Bass DK, Miller IR (1994) Broadscale surveys of crown-of-thorns starfish, corals on the Great Barrier Reef 1992 to 1993. Long term monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef. Crown-of thorns study Report no. 1. Australian Institute of Marine Science. 131 p.

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