News in brief - Spring 2014

News in brief - Spring 2014

RV Solander Photo: AIMS

Reef 2050

The Australian and Queensland government has released the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan for public comment for a six week period until 27 October 2014. AIMS has been involved in providing extensive scientific data and analysis for the plan.

Investing in Northern Australia  

AIMS is participating in the Australian Government’s White Paper on Developing Northern Australia, analysing and investigating new opportunities for investment in the region. It will explore ways to capitalize on the region’s strengths. The White Paper will be published in the next year.

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Great Barrier Reef Outlook report published

AIMS has played a key role in contributing to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) Outlook Report. Every five years, GBRMPA publishes an Outlook Report that examines the Great Barrier Reef’s health, pressures, and its future. The report is required under the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 and it is intended to provide a regular and reliable means of assessing reef health and management in an accountable and transparent way.

The report is available at: