Team members who are part of the regulation subprogram

Many of the proposed interventions being researched and developed by RRAP will include activities that have not previously been considered within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

The RRAP Regulatory Subprogram aims to help develop a robust and enabling regulatory environment for reef restoration and adaptation, and a world-leading regulatory and policy best-practice for reef adaption and restoration.

Scope and expected outcomes

  • Identify short, medium and long-term priorities to improve Australia’s regulatory and policy capacity to address the R&D and deployment of reef interventions developed under RRAP.
  • Design guidelines and deliver training to meet the needs of regulators and RRAP researchers.
  • Review existing regulatory and policy approaches and tools with a focus on reef restoration and adaptation.
  • Develop options for approaches and tools that are forward-looking, flexible and risk-based.
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Photo by Juergen Freund, courtesy of AIMS.

Current projects

Regulatory and Policy Environment

This subprogram is being delivered by a single project, which will investigate and enhance capacity of existing regulatory and policy frameworks for novel interventions on the Great Barrier Reef, in consideration of RRAP Research and Development and subsequent deployment of interventions.

Subprogram leaders:

Subprogram team: