Delivering quality citizen science

Research

Reef Ecologic have initiated and supported a number of citizen science projects throughout Australia and internationally.  We successfully deliver capacity building and upskilling to fulfill long-term monitoring needs.

Reef Ecologic Director, Dr Adam Smith initiated the Great Australian Shark Count to increase understanding of marine protected species and sharks. The project reported over 12,000 sightings of 10 species of sharks. The citizen science supported count covered the  Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef waters between October and December 2007. (Research Paper)

Reef Ecologic are avid supporters of community based monitoring that delivers high quality information on ecosystem health and condition both in Australia and overseas. We work closely with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s citizen science based reef monitoring program, Eye on the Reef. In addition we work with Reef Check in Australia and internationally to deliver world class ecological monitoring that supports policy decisions affecting reefs on a global scale.

Marine Scientist Nathan Cook is a Reef Check instructor trainer for the Indo-Pacific region for Reef Check international and has trained over 200 divers and snorkelers in ecological monitoring

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Reef Restoration – Fitzroy Island

Reef Restoration – Fitzroy Island

In December 2017, Reef Ecologic were instrumental in supporting the Reef Restoration Foundation in the establishment of the first coral nurseries on the Great Barrier Reef at Fitzroy Island, Cairns. In collaboration with a team of volunteers, local businesses, organisations and researchers established the first coral nursery on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Research and monitoring

Research and monitoring

We can help you acquire and use the information you need to understand and solve real-world environmental in an engaged and sustainable way. We work with businesses and government agencies to design, review and implement scientifically robust monitoring programs.

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Delivering quality citizen science

Delivering quality citizen science

Reef Ecologic staff have initiated citizen science projects to increase understanding of marine protected species and sharks. The Great Australian Shark Count reported over 12,000 sightings of 10 species of sharks including the Coral Sea during a two year period and won accolades for their partnerships and involvement.

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