Integrated Coral Reef Citizen Science Program

Training

The Integrated Coral Reef Citizen Science Program project aims to collaborate with existing citizen science organisations utilising complementary reef monitoring projects (Eye on the Reef, Reef Check, Coral Watch) to expand our knowledge and share information regarding the health of the reef in the Townsville region including Magnetic and Palm Islands.

Reef Ecologic are excited and proud to announce that  we have been successful on our application for a Community Reef Protection Grant through the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

The project aims to collaborate with existing citizen science organisations utilising complementary reef monitoring projects (Eye on the Reef, Reef Check, Coral Watch) to expand our knowledge and share information regarding the health of the reef in the Townsville region including Magnetic and Palm Islands. This grant will increase the ability of monitoring groups to work together, support multiple methods and deliver a broader suite of not only ecological, but also socio-economic information from their monitoring activities.

Strategic engagement of Reef stakeholders will improve the involvement and support of local communities in monitoring, protecting, and sustainably using the Reef, through citizen science and associated monitoring programs. We plan to work with a number of local organisations including the Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council Reef Check Australia, Coralwatch, GBR Legacy, James Cook Uni  the Museum of Underwater Art and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority through its Eye on the Reef Program.

Reef Ecologic’s experience and passion for sustainable development and logical approach to projects makes them a delight to work with. Their knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef is impressive, built on research, assessments, legislative reviews and importantly regular dives and a love of the sea.

Reef Ecologic is disseminating cutting edge tools for coral reef conservation, and not only building the capacity of coral reef managers from around the globe but also inspiring them to raise their game to the next level.

I have had the honor to work with Reef Ecologic in March 2017. They have excellent and profound knowledge of the marine life especially in coral reef.I am very grateful with their help in our coral reef conservation project in Nha Trang City, Vietnam.

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