What we do

RCA is an inclusive citizen science organisation. Our primary purpose is to empower communities to support healthy reefs through hands-on reef research, education and practical conservation.

We empower people.

We arm individuals and local communities with the necessary skills, knowledge and support to collect robust data and drive positive changes.

In science we trust.

We support and promote environmental initiatives with proven benefits for reef health, but we are not a political or advocacy group.

We strive for excellence.

We have an established methodology to deliver quality results, and we continually evaluate and adapt to deliver the best outcomes.

We think collaboration multiplies results.

We partner with other organisations on projects with practical on-ground marine outcomes.

We are optimistic.

We focus on what can be done rather than what cannot. We aspire to inspire locally-based positive action driven by the vision of individuals and communities.