Priority Areas

  • Climate Change


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

Scientists are testing biodegradable surface films, just one molecule thick, to do just this! 

This 'reef sunscreen' represents an innovative solution to combat coral bleaching at a local scale.

Surface film on a dam

This particularly innovative project is seeking to determine whether a novel technology being used to minimise evaporation in dams could be also used to protect coral reefs from bleaching. 

This technology involves the application of a very thin, biodegradable film to the surface of a water body.