It’s five minutes to midnight and scientists are leaving no coral unturned to save the reef.
Coral reefs contribute considerably to Earth’s biodiversity, harbouring 25 per cent of all marine life. Beyond their breathtaking natural beauty, reefs also maintain ocean health and protect the shore from the sea.
Australia’s own jewelled wonder, the Great Barrier Reef is an integral part of the global reef system, contributes over 6 billion dollars annually to the economy and is deeply embedded in the Australian psyche. Sadly, the reef is facing several ongoing threats, with climate change at the top of the list. Back-to-back bleaching events in the past two years due to ocean warming have damaged significant areas and action on all fronts is needed now, more than ever.
Join our panel of experts to explore the state of these fragile ecosystems and how Australian and international science and innovation aims to limit, or even mitigate further damage.
See Ove Hoegh-Guldberg at OUR JEWELLED SEAS: Future-Proofing the Great Barrier Reef.
OUR JEWELLED SEAS: Future-Proofing the Great Barrier Reef is presented in conjunction with Academic Partner The University of Queensland.
This event will be signed by a professional Auslan interpreter.
Paul Willis' life has centred around telling stories for science, which has seen him on television across the country with the ABC and acting as Director at the Royal Institution...View Profile
Paul Falkowski is the Bennett L. Smith Professor of Business and Natural Resources at Rutgers University. Born and raised in New York City, Paul earned his BS. and MSc degrees...View Profile
Traceylee is a Traditional Owner of Northern Queensland. She is from the Lama Lama Clan of Cape York and also the Nywaigi Clan located near Ingham. She has spent the...View Profile
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is internationally recognised for his work on the impact of climate change on oceans, particularly the Great Barrier Reef. He is UQs Professor of Marine Studies and Director...View Profile
Madeleine van Oppen is an ecological geneticist with an interest in microbial symbioses and climate change adaptation in reef corals. Her early career focused on evolutionary and population genetics of...View Profile
Liz Wren is passionate about creating positive impacts for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Owners. Liz has heritage from the Trobriand Islands; Eastern Torres Strait, and Western NSW but...View Profile
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