Translation to Deployment

In order to transition RRAP interventions from research and development to deployment we must ensure the technology, logistics, regulatory approvals and community support are in place well in advance.

The Translation to Deployment team is working to enable these prerequisites for intervention deployment, focusing on:

  • Deployment supply chains (organisations, intervention method knowledge, logistics and costing)
  • Regulatory approvals and social licence (including for larger-scale research trials and deployments)
  • Targeted technology development, which can be clustered into a reef deployment guidance system, and other required technologies.

Expected outcomes

The key outcomes of the Translation to Deployment Subprogram are: 

  • Regulatory approval of interventions within the projected deployment timeline. 
  • Coordinate engagement and trial delivery plans for key Reef sites. 
  • Engagement and build capacity with industry, community and Traditional Owners in the challenge of building a reef restoration sector that can deploy the methods and approaches developed in RRAP.
  • Ensure best-practice engineering approaches are applied in RRAP intervention development, and that interventions are technically ready to deploy within target timelines.

Automated propagation is critical to scale coral production in aquaculture. Credit: SkyReef Photo

Current projects

Deployment Supply Chains

This project will map the high-level critical path to achieve RRAP deployment, which include technical as well as funding, regulatory, community capacity building and social license goals. Critical outputs and inputs, timelines, dependencies, decision points and stage gates will be mapped for each intervention scenario.

Technology Development

This project provides engineering support for the RRAP R&D Program, including mechanical, chemical, electrical, civil/structural, data and integrated engineering. The project’s key objective is to ensure seamless research and technology handover to restoration implementers and practitioners.

Reef Guidance and Monitoring System

Subprogram Leaders:

Project leaders:

Subprogram team:

Dorian Tsai

QUT

Mark Baxendale

QUT

Jon Hu

QUT