Research and monitoring
Whether you require information to support project development or a status report following an environmental disturbance, Reef Ecologic specialises in applied research that delivers answers to real-world problems.
From ecological and social monitoring for environmental performance to research and development, Reef Ecologic can design, review and implement scientifically robust and cost-effective monitoring programs.
We specialise in design and delivery of research and monitoring programs that facilitate participation by community and stakeholders as a foundation for fostering stewardship and more durable conservation outcomes.
Key areas of expertise:
- Environmental research and monitoring
- Survey design and implementation
- Baseline surveys and habitat mapping
- Environmental compliance monitoring and environmental audits
- Citizen science and participatory monitoring
- Phoenix Islands Protected Area Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (Kiribati)
- Coral bleaching response survey for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
- Training and implementation for rapid assessment of coral bleaching in the Maldives
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.Read More
Reef Ecologic's Whitsundays Tourism Recovery Project will lead in the design, creation and installation of underwater and inter-tidal interpretive art pieces across the Whitsunday region, coral restoration and educational activities. These projects are designed to support tourism in the region.Read More
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.Read More