*Please note: this workshop has been cancelled!

Coral reefs in a high CO2 world – Heron sland


Heron Island, Queensland

The southern Great Barrier Reef represents some of the most pristine coral reefs in the world, and has been the site of scientific investigations since the 1930s. Arriving at the University of Queensland’s Heron Island Research Station, participants will enjoy a mixture of science and fun. They will also hear from researchers looking at issues associated with ocean warming and acidification and associated impacts of coral reefs. As part of the field trip, participants will experience an exciting mix of topical lectures and discussions, in addition to a tour of a warming and acidification mesocosm facility, snorkelling and reef related activities

Participants must fly to Gladstone (1 hour north of Brisbane) to arrive at the ferry terminal in Gladstone Harbour on 10 am on April 27.  From here, the group will travel to Heron Island where they will be met by station staff and shown to accommodation.  After a safety briefing, the group will discuss the structure of the trip – with a mixture of science, snorkelling and fun planned.  The group will exit Heron Island at 1 pm on April 30 – the boat and bus will transfer the group to Gladstone airport where members should have arranged flights from 5 PM onwards.

Meals will be provided as part of the package which costs $900 ex-Gladstone.

  • Dates: 27 – 30 April 2016 inclusive
  • Venue: Heron Island accessed via Gladstone, Queensland, where the trip will start (April 27) and end (April 30).
  • Contact: Peter Fogarty and Nicola da Silvia, executiveassistantgci@uq.edu.au
  • Cost: AUD$900 (ex-Gladstone)
  • Expected Number of Participants: This workshop requires 15 people to take place and can accommodate 30 at most.