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A heat stressed reef showing signs of bleaching

Difficult, complex decisions underpin the future of the world’s coral reefs

27 August 2020

Effective solutions to the climate challenge threatening the world’s coral reefs require complex decisions about risk and uncertainty, timing, quality versus quantity as well as which species to support for the most robust and productive future, according to a science paper released today.

Joint Media Release: $150 million to drive innovations to boost Reef resilience

16 April 2020

The Morrison Government today launched the research and development phase of its world leading Reef Restoration and Adaptation science Program to help preserve and restore the Great Barrier Reef in the face of rising ocean temperatures and coral bleaching.

Reef’s massive size may be an asset in helping it withstand climate change

Reef’s massive size may be an asset in helping it withstand climate change

19 July 2018

Researchers are looking to harness the Great Barrier Reef’s massive size, to help it resist and recover from the impacts of climate change - such as coral bleaching and increasingly frequent and severe weather events.

Craig Humphreys leading a tour of the National Sea Simulator

Winning hearts, finding cash, and tough decisions to save the Reef

18 July 2018

Engaging the hearts and minds of Australians in reef restoration, finding the large amounts of money needed, and developing sophisticated modelling tools to guide decisions, will be explored at the international Great Barrier Reef Restoration Symposium, in Cairns today.

Cloud brightening field trials

Sunlight-deflecting clouds and mass-produced baby corals among proposed Reef solutions

17 July 2018

Experts will today provide a fascinating deep dive into the reef restoration innovations under investigation to help preserve and restore the Great Barrier Reef, at the international Great Barrier Reef Restoration Symposium, in Cairns.

Innovative ways to help the Great Barrier Reef are being explored in the National Sea Simulator, AIMS

International gathering to help the Great Barrier Reef help itself

15 July 2018

Innovative ways to preserve and restore the Great Barrier Reef will be the focus of the international Great Barrier Reef Restoration Symposium, beginning tomorrow in Cairns.