Interventions

Research in the AIMS National Sea Simulator

Research in the AIMS National Sea Simulator. Photo: Christian Miller

The RRAP Concept Feasibility Study took a no-stone-unturned approach to examining over 100 possible interventions to help the Reef resist, adapt to and recover from the impacts of climate change.

Feasible interventions were determined by three core attributes: their functional objective, delivery method and possible deployment scale.

Functional objective:

is the Reef ecosystem objective being targeted to aid recovery or adaptation to a changing climate.

Delivery method:

is the approach to deliver the intervention, typically comprising a production and deployment action.

Deployment scale:

is the likely maximum scale of the intervention, based on current knowledge and an assessment of logistics and costs.

The Program is currently prioritising and progressing the interventions with the most promise and prospective for early, safe and economically feasible deployment.

As additional funding is secured, the Program will broaden the interventions under the current Research and Development stage, as well as increase the investment in those interventions already underway.

All InterventionsPriority InterventionsAdaptationLower Priority InterventionsPreventionRestoration
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Cooling by cloud brightening

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Shading by fogging

Shading by misting

Shading by misting

Shading by surface films

Shading by surface films

Shading by microbubbles

Shading by microbubbles

Shading by structure

Shading by structure

Shading by structure

Shading by algae

Stabilisation by natural bonding

Stabilisation by natural bonding

Stabilisation by chemical bonding

Stabilisation by chemical bonding

Stabilisation by mesh

Stabilisation by mesh

Stabilisation by removal

Stabilisation by removal

Stabilisation by consolidation

Stabilisation by consolidation

Structure by 3D frames

Structure by 3D frames

Structure by 3D printed shapes

Structure by concrete shapes

Structure by massive corals

Structure by massive corals

Structure by 3D printed shapes

Structure by 3D printed shapes

Coral seeding by assisted larval movement

Coral seeding by assisted larval movement

Coral seeding by larval slick translocation

Coral seeding by larval slick translocation

Coral seeding by larval slicks settled on devices

Coral seeding by larval slicks settled on devices

Research in the AIMS National Sea Simulator

Coral seeding by semiautomated aquaculture

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Coral seeding by automated aquaculture

Coral seeding by larval/polyp aquaculture

Coral seeding by larval/polyp aquaculture

Biocontrol of macroalgae

Biocontrol of macroalgae

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Cooling and Shading

Biocontrol of species with negative impact

Biocontrol of species with negative impact

Application of field treatments to enhance coral survival

Application of field treatments to enhance coral survival

Seeding enhanced corals from existing stock by larval slick translocation

Seeding enhanced corals from existing stock by larval slick translocation

Seeding enhanced corals from existing stock by settlement of larval slicks on devices

Seeding enhanced corals from existing stock by settlement of larval slicks on devices

Seeding enhanced corals bred from existing stock with semi automated aquaculture

Seeding enhanced corals bred from existing stock with semi-automated aquaculture

Coral replacement to help restore the Great Barrier Reef infographic

Seeding enhanced corals bred from existing stock with automated aquaculture

Stabilisation by natural bonding

Rubble Stabilisation

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

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

Seeding enhanced corals bred from engineered stock with semi-automated aquaculture

Seeding enhanced corals bred from engineered stock with semi-automated aquaculture

Seeding enhanced corals bred from engineered stock with automated aquaculture

Seeding enhanced corals bred from engineered stock with automated aquaculture

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

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