Our Projects

The Living Coral Biobank

The Living Coral Biobank

A groundbreaking project, the Living Coral Biobank will safeguard the biodiversity of all known hard coral species through the collection, housing and maintenance of corals and their algal and bacterial symbionts in a state of the art holding facility in Port Douglas. Backup fragments will also be housed by public aquariums and home aquarists to create the largest collaborative preservation network of corals, ensuring their survival into the future until ocean conditions improve.

Amplifying Citizen Science

Amplifying Citizen Science

Combining all existing citizen science reef monitoring programs, the ultimate goal of this project is to improve the accuracy, reliability and usefulness of programs on the GBR. By conducting and combining a multitude of existing citizen science programs, we provide end users (including managers, operators, scientists and citizens) with easy access to a wide range of health indicators which can ideally be utilised to improve model estimates.

Community Reef Restoration

Community Reef Restoration

Bringing together scientists, community leaders, indigenous groups and industry partners to build and install two artificial reef structures at Low Isles off Port Douglas. This project aims to assist with reef restoration, engage the community and enhance tourist experiences through contributing to the regrowth and regeneration of coral communities in a high value and sensitive area of the Marine Park.

Collaborations

International SeaKeepers Society

International SeaKeepers Society

S.A.R.A.H Initiative

We have conducted 22 microplastic tows along the east coast of Australia - from Sydney to the far northern Great Barrier Reef - for our friends at the International SeaKeepers Society. The collected microplastic samples are shipped to Florida International University where they are qualitatively analyzed and quantified to help map marine microplastic densities around the world.

Mangrove Watch

Mangrove Watch

We support Mangrove Watch by hosting local events in collaboration with CAFNEC, where citizens can participate in training, monitoring and data collection events on mangrove and salt marsh health.

Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology

Citizen Science and Technologies to Enhance Reef Management

With our expert in-house media team, we support QUT's Virtual Reef Diver project (in collaboration with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority) by creating a multi-media campaign and hosting promotional events along the GBR.

Tangaroa Blue

Tangaroa Blue

We support Tangaroa Blue and the Australian Marine Debris Initiative by conducting beach clean up’s in remote locations such as sand cays along the northern Great Barrier Reef.

Reef Ecologic

Reef Ecologic

Integrated Coral Reef Citizen Science Program

Recognized as leaders in media production, we support Reef Ecologic by providing social media coverage and videography for Reef Check Australia training events and ambassador programs funded by Great Barrier Reef Foundation.