Projects

Projects

We fund the best science with the greatest chance of making an impact on the Great Barrier Reef's long term health.

#Our projects

Cementing Coral Reefs

Cementing Coral Reefs

Stabilising Reef structures in a changing environment.

Cryopreservation

Cryopreservation

Freezing the Reef for future generations.

eReefs

eReefs

A window into the future of the Great Barrier Reef.

RTM Wakmatha

Future Reef 2.0

The underwater lab monitoring ocean chemistry.

Larval Reseeding

Larval Reseeding

The baby coral breakthrough restoring coral reefs.

Larval Restoration

Larval Restoration

Ecology and technology combine during the worlds largest ever coral restoration effort.

Heron Island Benthic Community Map

Live Habitat Mapping

Mapping the entire Great Barrier Reef.

Raine Island Recovery Project

Raine Island Recovery Project

Restoring the world's largest green turtle rookery.

RangerBot

RangerBot

The world's first autonomous underwater drone dedicated to Reef protection.

Purple Bryozoa

Reef in 3D

Ecology and robotics combine to map complex Reef systems.

Reef Islands

Reef Islands

Creating climate change arks for the Reef.

Resilient Reefs

Resilient Reefs

Partnering with coral reef communities to respond to local and global threats.

Sea-Quence

Sea-Quence

Unlocking the genetic secrets of corals.

Coral skeleton

Stress test for corals

Creating an early warning system for corals under stress.

Sun Shield

Sun Shield

Protecting corals from sunlight with biodegradable surface films.

Seep site, PNG

Volcanic Seeps

The undersea lab providing a window into the future of coral reefs.

International Scientific Advisory Committee

International Scientific Advisory Committee

The Foundation is directly advised by an International Scientific Advisory Committee (or ISAC). ISAC is made up of the leaders of research and management on the Reef, including the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the Australian Institute of Marine Science, University of Queensland, James Cook University, and CSIRO. Independently chaired by Dr Paul Greenfield AO, the committee plays a critical role in the selection, development and implementation of significant research projects with the Foundation’s partners. This is an important component of our rigorous governance process for prioritising projects below.

Reef Trust Partnership

#Reef Trust Partnership

Funding the projects for reef resilience, restoration and adaptation, water quality, Crown-of-thorns Starfish control, and traditional owner and community Reef protection.