Research for a resilient Reef

About the Great Barrier Reef Foundation

The Great Barrier Reef is beautiful and diverse: we must preserve it.

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation is fostering a resilient reef for all generations by catalysing and funding science that informs, encourages and inspires. The Foundation is the only independent, not-for-profit organisation in Australia dedicated solely to raising funds for scientific research into preserving the Great Barrier Reef.

Countdown to ReefBlitz

Be a Reef scientist - 16 & 17 Oct

Part science, part education, part festival – ReefBlitz is Townsville-bound for the first time in 2015.

More than 20 free survey tours, presentations and activities are on offer both in and out of the water, from snorkelling off Magnetic Island and exploring mangroves to seeking out molluscs, birds, amphibians and even reptiles.

Explore ReefBlitz

Latest News

Corporate teams ditch the boardroom for boardshorts for ReefBlitz 2015

Eight corporate teams will leave the boardroom behind when they switch suits for boardshorts in the inaugural ReefBlitz Corporate Team Challenge on Magnetic Island on Friday 16 October.

Science Forum 2015 Communiqué released

The Foundation’s science team have developed and released a special science communiqué outlining insights and key messages from this year’s Science Forum.


Coral Reefs 101

Learn more about coral reefs and the direct threats they face.

Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan

The Australian & Queensland governments recently released the Long-term Sustainability plan for the Great Barrier Reef. The plan has at its core the vision of ensuring the Reef continues to improve on its Outstanding Universal Value every decade between now and 2050, to be a natural wonder for each successive generation.


Read the Foundation's summary of the 2050 Plan

The plan is also accompanied by a series of briefing notes and infographics which can be found here:

Long term sustainability plan