Coast to Coral: Coral Restoration Methods

Join Reef Check Australia and friends on the second Tuesday night of each month in your lounge room/office/comfy chair, for an evening of discovery, inspiration and appreciation of our local marine, coastal and catchment environments.

This month we will hear from Jordan Ivey. Jordan is a proud Bundjalung and South Sea Islander descendant. He studied at Southern Cross University and the University of the South Pacific where he graduated with a degree in Marine Science and Management. During his studies he was a recipient of DFAT’s prestigious New Colombo Plan Scholarship (2019) which enabled him to study and complete a research-based internship in Fiji conducting reef restoration and its impacts it has on fish populations. Since graduating Jordan has been working with the Distinguished Professor Peter Harrison as a Research Assistant and Indigenous Engagement Officer on various coral larval restoration projects on the Great Barrier Reef.  Jordan currently works with the Australian Institute of Marine Science as the Indigenous Training and Capacity Building Officer where he over looks training and capacity building of Indigenous peoples internally and externally in the marine science sector. These positions allow for Jordan to follow his passions in educating and providing Indigenous people with opportunities to succeed in the marine science sector while allowing him to make a difference in restoring the natural environment.

Jordan will talk about his experiences in the reef restoration industries from Australia and over into the Pacific. He will share on his experiences with different methods of coral restoration and about the Moving Corals project in the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP). Being the Indigenous Training and Capacity Building Officer at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) he will also talk about the AIMS Indigenous Partnership Policy and how AIMS use Free Prior and Informed Consent for AIMS to conduct research on sea Country and share what training program are in place and beginning at AIMS.

Virtual doors (zoom) opens at 6.25pm for a 6:30 pm start.

Stay after the event for networking and nibbles (BYO obviously!) - get your burning questions answered and continue your thoughts, ideas and sea-minded discussions with your local community, all from the comfort of your couch!

Bring a mate and share in the discovery!

At Reef Check Australia we’re all about inspiring our mates and we love to read your thoughts! So, share your favourite parts about the night and tag us! Reef Check Australia #coasttocoral

This initiative is hosted by Reef Check Australia, and proudly supported by oh so many groups including the City of Gold Coast, Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd, Sunshine Coast Council's Environment Levy partnerships grant, and Townsville City Council.

Future talks take place on the second Tuesday night of each month, with a new, interesting and engaging speaker.

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June 14, 2022 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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