Established in 1992, Reef Teach is a world leading platform for gathering and sharing information on the Great Barrier Reef, through research and education.
Our oceans cover 70% of the earth’s surface and are the most poorly understood ecosystems on the planet. This massive natural resource is also under constant pressures from our modern society.
Complex issues, such as global climate change, coral bleaching, cyclones, Crown of Thorns Sea Stars and many more highlight the need to monitor and understand Great Barrier Reef on a much deeper level.
Reef Teach has, and will continue to be, dedicated to increase understanding and knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef through research and education. Reef Teach wants to increase the speed at which the information is gathered and shared. This all leads to a greater appreciation. We look after things we understand and like, let us help you understand the Great Barrier Reef. We look forward to meeting you on your next visit to Cairns.
The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is one of the world’s largest coral reefs and is also one of the world’s most iconic natural wonders, yet there is so much more we need to learn about this ecosystem.
Our research concentrates on coral cover and coral reef health indicators. There is a lot of misinformation available and with such a large ecosystem, we aim to increase the amount and speed at which data is collected and shared so that we can better understand, and therefore, better manage the reef.
Reef Teach’s Reef Naturalist Programs (RNP) are the perfect way to have a deeper, more meaningful Great Barrier Reef experience, whilst giving back to the reef at the same time.
The RNP delivers programs ranging from 1 and 2 day experience on the Great Barrier Reef. The program has options that suit everybody from individuals and families to schools and universities. You can see what it is like to be a marine biologist and directly contribute to the conservation of the Great Barrier Reef.
There are many pressures on coral reefs around the world – population increase, coastal development, pollution, invasive species, unsustainable fishing and climate change – to name but a few; But there are plenty of things you can do to help the Great Barrier Reef.