Marine and coastal Restoration

Interest in the science and practice of marine ecosystem management and restoration is rapidly increasing in Australia. This is driven by increasing degradation of marine ecosystems from overfishing, increasing coastal development and emerging ocean warming, acidification and sea level rises associated with climate change.

Some examples of Marine Ecosystem Restoration projects:

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Port Phillip Bay oyster reef restoration, Victoria, Australia

Penryn Estuary saltmarsh and seagrass, New South Wales, Australia

Kooragang saltmarsh, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia

Adelaide coast seagrass restoration, South Australia

Cockburn Sound seagrass transplanting, Western Australia

Kelp forest restoration, Sydney coast, New South Wales (see picture below)