JCU Events Great Barrier Reef Restoration Symposium

JCU Events

Mon, 16 Jul 2018

Great Barrier Reef Restoration Symposium


When: 16 July 18 -- 20 July 18

Where: Pullman Reef Casino

Like many reefs around the world, the Great Barrier Reef is suffering from the combined effects of many threats and disturbances. While some of these threats are caused or exacerbated by global issues such as climate change, others may be amenable to local- or regional-scale intervention, restoration and management. Unfortunately, we currently have limited knowledge about these options and how they might be effective on the Great Barrier Reef.

This international Symposium brings together restoration practitioners, scientists, engineers, environmental managers, NGOs and industry partners together to share experiences, insights and ideas about what works, what doesn’t, and what more we need to know to help the Great Barrier Reef.

Symposium participants will present and discuss methods currently being trialled elsewhere in the world, as well as novel approaches that may be still in development; from small, local-scale approaches to large-scale projects, including engineering and oceanographic interventions. Participation from a wide range of disciplines, including those not normally associated with coral reef research, is encouraged.


Three days of presentations (16th-18th) from local scale to large scale restoration, concluding with a 4th for field trips to the Great Barrier Reef.

We will be requesting abstracts for oral presentations, technical talks, 5-minute speed talks, videos and poster presentations.

More information: http://nesptropical.edu.au/index.php/news-events/events/gbr-restoration-symposium/
Contact details:

Professor Damien Burrows | damien.burrows@jcu.edu.au or 07 4781 4262