Our Member Nations


The Pacific Ridge to Reef organisation is made up of 14 members from the Cook Islands, Fiji, FSM, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, PNG, RMI, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Courses and Programs Offered


The Ridge to Reef Sustainable Development Program provides the following skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of tropical terrestrial, coastal and marine environments and their ecology
  • An understanding of the connections and interactions between these environments, and their role in supporting healthily functioning ecosystems
  • How to integrate and apply knowledge and understanding to real world situations, specifically through:
    • Personal professional skills in the Project Management Unit
    • Integrated biophysical expertise in the Ecosystems Dynamic Unit
    • Good governance competence in the Governance Unit

Explore Ecosystem Dynamics courses offered through a Graduate Diploma, and Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate

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Graduate Diploma

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R2R Post Graduate Teaching Week

On the ground training: An experiential learning component provides in-depth workshops and information sessions regarding resources and tools that are available for managers.


There are 13 skills based workshops and four field-trips during the Post Graduate Teaching Week

The aims of the Post Graduate Teaching Week are to:

  • Develop new relationships and strengthen existing ones.
  • Develop new skills, tactics and approaches (e.g. self-directed learning) in the Capacity Building Workshops.
  • Development of concept models using ‘IAN symbols’ software.
  • Develop deep understanding of Ridge to Reef Ecosystem dynamics concepts.
  • Develop a greater understanding of Ecosystem dynamics during Field-trips
  • Understand the processes of pursuing a Masters or a PhD.

JCU Student Videos

Check out some of the work we do at JCU and what some of our students have to say about their studies on the CoralCOE YouTube Channel