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Helping the Great Barrier Reef: What can we do? What should we do?

Modelling and Decision Support

Modelling and Decision Support  Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland The Modelling and Decision Support Subprogram aims to enable Reef restoration and adaptation decision-makers in making

Shading by cloud brightening

Cooling by cloud brightening

Cooling by cloud brightening Back to all interventions Functional objective: Cooling and shading, to relieve acute heat and light stress on coral reef organisms by

Team members who are part of the regulation subprogram


Regulation Many of the proposed interventions being researched and developed by RRAP will include activities that have not previously been considered within the Great Barrier

Application of field treatments to enhance coral survival

Enhanced Corals and Treatments

Enhanced Corals and Treatments Coral adaptation to the impacts of climate change – including increasing average water temperatures and more frequent and extreme heatwaves

Seeding enhanced corals bred from existing stock with larval/polyp aquaculture

Coral Aquaculture and Deployment

Coral Aquaculture and Deployment Dr Carly Randall conducting spawning research in the National Sea Simulator, AIMS, during coral spawning. Photo: Marie Roman The RRAP