Leadership and Development
Reef Ecologic are inspiring change through a series or reef restoration and sustainability workshops across the globe. We believe that behavioural change is required to support the health and resilience of ecosystems the world over. We work with schools, NGOs, local communities, industry and governments to educate and create attitudinal change that leads to real tangible outcomes that support health of the marine ecosystems.
December 2018: Reef Futures Symposium – Youth Leaders Workshop
Reef Ecologic Reef Ecologic, together with the Coral Restoration Foundation, NOAA and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary are hosting this youth leaders workshop, Reef Restoration and Its Relevance to the Next Generation, to discuss and share ideas on reef restoration and solutions to improve the health of the world’s reefs and oceans. This is a wonderful opportunity to engage a select few of the next generation to discuss restoration options for the coral reefs and how they may become active participants in future restoration initiatives. See more HERE
July 2018: Great Barrier Reef Restoration Symposium – Young Adults Workshop
Reef Ecologic were proud to host the Young Adults Workshop as part of the Great Barrier Reef Restoration Symposium in Cairns on 16 July, 2018. At this workshop we engaged with a group of young adults on the issues facing reef health. Young adults were invited to join the Great Barrier Reef Restoration Symposium for the entire first day of the event. This enabled them to interact with an international marine science community as part of the day’s activities. The young adults were able to obtain an introduction into the issues facing the Great Barrier Reef and the role reef restoration may play in supporting its resilience. Additionally, they were able to experience an international conference and see how the professional community networks and collaborates to advance ideas and opportunities. Read more HERE.
October 2018: Reef Restoration and Recovery Workshop – St Patrick’s College, Townsville
Reef Ecologic were proud to join forces with over 28 students from St Patrick’s College Townsville as part of a two day Reef Recovery and Restoration Program. Day one started in the classroom with a full day workshop discussing Reef health the challenges facing reefs the world over. We discussed potential solutions and ways the students may be able to play an active role in the improvement of the marine ecosystems through locally inspired action.
Day two consisted of fieldwork in Magnetic island. Students participated in an active reef restoration program to remove overgrowing macroalgae from the island’s fringing reefs.
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
Reef Ecologic Directors and associates have worked formally and informally with scientists, diverse industry groups including consultants, conservation, indigenous, legal, developers, ports, shipping, aquaculture, sewage, refinery and Defence to review and improve their governance, environmental performance and compliance.Read More
The Phoenix Island Protected Area (PIPA) is responsible for the management of Kanton Island and was required to develop a sustainability plan under the PIPA Management Plan 2015-2020. PIPA worked collaboratively with Reef Ecologic and Arup to build on existing knowledge and conduct expert assessments and consultation at Kanton Island in June 2017.Read More
Nha Trang Bay is Vietnam’s most famous seaside resort area, with a reputation for pristine beaches and the best SCUBA diving centre in the country. The Nha Trang Marine Protected Area is the country’s main attraction for snorkelling and SCUBA diving. The centrepiece of this economic drawcard is the coral reefs of the Hon Mun Marine Protection Zone (MPZ).Read More