Our partners

RRAP partner organisations have interests, roles and responsibilities in The Great Barrier Reef and significantly contribute to the program through expertise, facilities and funding.

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation (GBRF) is saving our Reef and its marine life for future generations. It brings together people and science to deliver the world’s largest coral reefs program with more than 60 Reef-saving projects. Its projects are driving solutions to the growing combination of threats facing our Reef and its marine life. As a founding partner, GBRF is working with Australia’s leading science organisations to deliver the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program to improve the health of the world’s largest reef and coral reefs globally.

Australian Institute of Marine Science

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is Australia’s tropical marine research agency and the managing entity for the RRAP R&D Program. AIMS science leads to healthier marine ecosystems, economic, social and environmental benefits for all Australians and protection of coral reefs from climate change.

Australian Government - Australian Institute of Marine Science


The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) uses science to solve real issues to unlock a better future for the community, economy and planet.

Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is focused on the technology and innovation that will enable our society and economy to progress.

James Cook University Australia

James Cook University

James Cook University (JCU) is ranked among the top two percent of the world’s universities and conducts internationally-recognised research in areas including coral reef science, biodiversity, and tropical ecology. JCU has been ranked the world’s top university for Marine and Freshwater Biology and is home to more than 20 major research centres and institutes, including the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.

The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) is ranked in the world’s top 50 and one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions.

The University of Queensland, Australia
Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University (SCU) is a dynamic university with a vibrant and innovative research program focused on issues that are both regionally relevant and globally significant.

Successful delivery will also require the expertise and innovation of many other organisations and individuals. There will be opportunities for further partners to join as the program progresses.