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More than a decade of good work
To help celebrate our history and forge new strategic paths for the future, we have recently released the Citizen's and Reef Science report, celebrating RCA activities from 2001-2014. The summary report shares key data findings, projects and milestones.
This report forms the starting point of an ongoing initiative to translate RCA citizen science data into positive outcomes for reef, oceans and humans.
We intend to expand on the four case studies presented in this report with an ongoing series of case studies, exploring new data analyses and applications. If you have an idea, then we would like to hear from you.
As part of the development of this project we have had the opportunity to:
- Contribute to target reporting for the SEQ Catchments Natural Resource Management (NRM) Plan review
- Provide summary data for the Wet Tropics Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP)
- Liaise with NQ Dry Tropics regarding integration of RCA monitoring and community engagement in their NRM plan
- Strengthen communication and reporting with Reef Check International
- Engage in evolving discussions about next steps for data applications
This entire report from early days of consultations to this reporting milestone has been achieved through the commitment of passionate individuals. Thanks to everyone who contributed feedback as part of this momentous process. This project was funded by the Australian Government.
Reef Check Australia Ambassadors
We are currently developing our first pilot Reef Check Ambassadors program! This interactive course will train community volunteers to deliver inspiring and engaging presentations about reef ecology, key findings from our volunteer survey teams, and reef conservation activities.
Moreton Bay program to launch in 2015 thanks to support from the Redland City Council Community Grants Program!
Want to get involved? Contact jenn@#mce_temp_url#!
GBR Survey Season
We have welcomed new GBR Project Coordinator, Gemma Molinaro and the Great Barrier Reef survey season is underway! Five divers have joined the ranks as trained surveyors. Stay tuned or see how you can get involved.
Thanks to Magnetic Dive, Adrenalin Dive, Townsville City Council and Townsville Airport for supporting these local activities! Additional surveys and clean ups this season will be supported through a Queensland Government Everyone's Environment Grant.