Reef Expeditions

Reef Ecologic conducts various events through out the year that engages reef enthusiasts, scientists, managers, educators and volunteers on different activities such as reef restoration, citizen science monitoring, leadership workshop and reef adventures.

Whitsunday Reef Restoration Expedition

The Whitsunday Reef Restoration expedition is an inspiring and unique opportunity led by expert marine scientists enabling enthusiastic and passionate individuals to learn about and participate in an active reef restoration project on the Great Barrier Reef. Restoration, and its effective implementation, is rapidly becoming an important element of reef conservation and management. Combining the latest scientific knowledge with practical experience in the field, this workshop and expedition is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of reef scientists, managers, educators and anyone interested in making a difference for the future of coral reefs and communities.

This expedition provides a unique opportunity to be a part of a reef restoration expedition to our coral restoration and underwater art sites in the Whitsundays region of the Great Barrier Reef. We will be travelling to northern Hook and Hayman Island to conduct monitoring and maintenance on our reef restoration sites. Where possible you may be able to plant your own coral on our coral nurseries

Reef restoration and leadership workshop

Reef restoration, and its effective implementation, is rapidly rapidly becoming an important element of reef conservation and management. Combining the latest scientific knowledge with practical experience from the field, this workshop is designed to improving the knowledge and skills of reef scientists, managers, educators and those interested in making a difference.

Citizen Science & leadership workshop

The Citizen Science and Reef expedition is an educational and inspiring opportunity enabling enthusiastic and passionate individuals to learn about and participate in multiple monitoring programs in the Great Barrier Reef. The expedition will enhance your ability to participate in citizen science programs including Reef Check Australia, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authorities Eye on the Reef program and the University of Queensland’s Coralwatch program. You will also have an opportunity to connect with yourself through our mindfulness activities that are designed to remind us that looking after yourself is crucial for supporting the health of our natural ecosystems while enjoying the beautiful Orpheus Island and the Great Barrier Reef. 

Reef Expedition Guest Lecturer

Reef Ecologic Scientists are often invited in cruise expeditions to share knowledge about the reef as Guest Lecturer. We talk about the Great Barrier Reef, local and health of the Reef, fish lectures and corals. We engage with tourists on lectures, questions and answer, and in-water activities to enhance visitor experience, inspire, and increase their awareness and appreciation of the reef. Contact us if you need a guest scientist on your next expedition!

Reef Adventures

Reef Ecologic offers fun and educational reef adventures that are specially designed for small groups, organisations and companies that are keen to explore the reef. These expeditions are led by expert marine scientists enabling enthusiastic and passionate individuals to learn more about the Great Barrier Reef. Activities can range from reef trip on the Great Barrier Reef, the Coral Greenhouse Museum of Underwater Art at John Brewer Reef, Whitsunday Islands Art trail and coral restoration sites. Reef enthusiasts can also participate in monitoring and citizen science activities. We will design a trip where you can learn more about the reef, explore the Great Barrier Reef and have fun.