Our Program Focus




Through investing in, partnering with, and donating to the Foundation, here’s the science with impact for the Great Barrier Reef that we’re making possible together.

Completed projects

Sea fan coral

Biopolymer surface films

Sun shield for the Reef

What if there was a way to stop damaging levels of heat and light penetrating water and adversely affecting the Reef?


Carbon dioxide seeps

Window into the future

Bubbling volcanic carbon dioxide seeps created a unique undersea laboratory to investigate coral reefs under high CO2


Calcification rates of CCA

Cementing coral reefs

Calculating the calcification rates of crustose coralline algae, the 'glue' that binds coral reefs together


Coral reef habitat in 3D models

Reef in 3D

Using robots and stereo-imaging systems to map the seafloor and coral reefs in 3D

Surface film test 6 Image credit Phil Mercurio Australian Institute of Marine Science.jpg

Resilient Reefs Successfully Adapting to Climate Change Program

An ambitious four-year program that delivered key knowledge and tools to help manage the Reef in the face of a changing and increasingly variable climate.

The program delivered more than 30 projects including four successful pilot projects and two new game-changing tools for reef management.

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