Great Barrier Reef Restoration Symposium

Venue: Pullman Reef Hotel Casino Cairns, Australia

Start Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018 Start Time: 1000

End Date: Thu 19 Jul 2018 End Time: 1000

The Great Barrier Reef Restoration Symposium brings together experts and stakeholders from around the world, to explore existing and new methods to strengthen the Reef’s resilience to the escalating threats it faces from climate change and other human activities.

The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) has suffered greatly from large disturbances such as back-to-back coral-bleaching events. Climate change is accelerating the impact of these threats. Even under the most optimistic climate change mitigation scenarios, the predicted increase in water temperature and other impacts will likely to be too much for many Reef corals. More innovative solutions are needed.

This symposium will explore all aspects of applied restoration (biological, social, political, economic), from citizens-science projects, promising scientific research and development, to potential large-scale engineering interventions. It is a collaboration between the Tropical Water Quality Hub (TWQ) of the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program (NESP) and the  Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP). led by the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Organisation: Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)

Website: GBRrestorationSymposium.org

Topic: Environment / Climate / Energy