• Coral reefs worldwide are in decline
• Vessel access is limited and expensive
• Immediate research, innovation, education and communication are needed
• Users who need to access the reef require a cost effective alternative
With public, private and corporate funding, we will be the Great Barrier Reef's
• Floating laboratory
• Interactive classroom
• Multimedia powerhouse
• Platform for collaboration
We will make spaces available to:
• Scientists and Innovators
• Students and Educators
• Partner Organisations
• Media Professionals
• Citizen Scientists
In the wake of the two largest mass bleaching events on record the Great Barrier Reef is facing an uncertain future. Recent aerial surveys have revealed that shallow water corals suffered 29% mortality in 2016 and 20% in 2017 – making the total coral loss over the past two years around 50% - a devastating and sobering finding.
In November 2017, we will be launching the "Search for the Super Corals Expedition" to identify, sample and study heat tolerant corals and perform a time critical ecosystem health assessment. Our team of experts will spend 21 days in the most remote and unexplored reaches of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park; the area most affected by the these bleaching events and a region that scientists cannot easily access.
We are offering up to 10 free berth spaces to leading marine scientists and educators in an effort to bring together the greatest minds in the field to secure a more positive future for the health of coral reefs. We will communicate directly to the public, provide data to scientists and hold a free public forum upon our return to maximise collaboration, education and stewardship of our reefs.
We have secured $160,000 in funding to cover the majority of the operational costs for our expedition. We are urgently seeking an additional $80,000 to achieve:
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