Our Coast to Coral Community Lecture series is back for 2019! Come and join Reef Check Australia and friends at Underwater World Sealife - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Australia for an evening of discovery, inspiration and appreciation of our local marine, coastal and catchment environments. Each month we have a new, interesting and engaging speaker.
This month we will hear from Professor Catherine Lovelock from the University of Queensland.
Catherine is Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Queensland. Her research focuses on climate change and its impacts on coastal plant communities as well as the role of coastal wetlands in climate change mitigation or Blue Carbon. She is a member of the International Scientific Blue Carbon Working Group of The Blue Carbon Initiative. She leads projects in Australia and internationally focused on climate change adaptation, carbon sequestration and restoration of mangroves. She is lead author for the Wetlands chapter for the 2019 refinement of the IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories.
About the Talk: Blue carbon – achieving the triple bottom line by conserving and restoring coastal ecosystems
Mangroves, saltmarshes and seagrass have high levels of organic carbon, called Blue Carbon, in their soils and biomass. This capacity to accumulate and store carbon over time is important for capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, thereby mitigating climate change. This talk will explain how conserving and restoring coastal wetlands can provide a wide range of benefits for coastal communities and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as helping mitigate climate change and generating new income streams for land-holders in Queensland and globally.
The talk will be held in the Seal Stadium at SEALIFE Mooloolaba, on Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba. Doors open at 6:15 pm for a 6:30 pm start. Stay after the event for a discussion with the presenter and other attendees and enjoy a pizza-rific snack.
6:15: Grab a seat 6:30: Talk kicks-off 7:15: Pizza & good sea-minded conversation!
Entry is $2 (which gets you pizza at the end).
For more information contact email@example.com.
This initiative is hosted by Reef Check Australia, and proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council's Environment Levy partnerships grant and the June Canavan Foundation with amazing in-kind support from SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast.
Our Coast to Coral Community Lecture series is back for 2019! Come and join Reef Check Australia at Karma Collab Hub, for an evening of discovery, inspiration and appreciation of our local marine, coastal and catchment environments. Each month we have a new, interesting and engaging speaker.
This month we'll hear from Jaime Kruusmaa, Gold Coast Coordinator for Reef Check Australia.
Come along as Jaime gives the lowdown on the newly released 2019/20 South East Queensland Season report card. She'll be discussing the efforts that RCA SEQ citizen scientists have made in collecting reef health data along the Gold Coast and wider SEQ region, and share findings about the amazing, yet little known reef structures found at our front doorstep, and the ways that EVERYONE can get involved in better understanding and protecting their local reef resources.
The talk will be held at Karma Collab Hub, 47 Lemana Lane, Miami. Doors open at 6:15 pm for a 6:30 pm start. Stay after the event for a discussion with the presenter and other attendees and enjoy a pizza-rific snack.
6pm: Event opens 6:30: Grab a seat (will go fast!) 6:45: Talk kicks-off 7:30: Pizza & good conversation!
Entry is $3 (which gets you pizza at the end).
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This initiative is hosted by Reef Check Australia, and proudly supported by City of Gold Coast, with amazing in-kind support from Karma Collab Hub.
November 23, 2019 | 08:00 AM
through November 24, 2019
Reef Check Australia, in partnership with Tangaroa Blue, are running a ReefClean beach cleanup, underwater cleanup and RCA survey at Magnetic Island on 23 and 24 November. You can join us for one or both days and either stay dry and help collect marine debris along the beach OR get wet during a dive/snorkel underwater cleanup AND even a RCA survey (if you're trained up)!
We will be carpooling from Townsville for these events so allow for travel time. The only costs to you will be the accommodation/gear (if applicable) and your own food/petrol. These will be great days/weekends out in the ocean.
Cleanup snorkeller requirements: Medical Fitness: Currently fit and healthy to snorkel
Cleanup diver requirements: Competency: AOW diver and 18yo+ Experience: 25 logged dives (one within last 12 months) Medical Fitness: Currently fit and healthy to dive
RCA survey diver requirements: Training: Completed the RCA surveyor course Competency: PADI AQF Rescue Diver (or above) Experience: 30 logged dives Medical Fitness: A current Occupational Dive Medical AS2299.
The ReefClean project runs from October 2018 – June 2023 and is funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and delivered by Tangaroa Blue Foundation and a number of partner organisations including Reef Check Australia