The Reef 2050 Integrated Monitoring and Reporting Program (RIMReP or the Program) is a partnership that includes the Australian and Queensland governments, together with Traditional Owners.
The Reef Knowledge System, as the website for the Program, is also a partnership. The Program is funded through the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the Reef Trust Partnership, and contributions from each partner.
- The RIMReP partnership
- Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW)
- Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)
- Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
- Great Barrier Reef Traditional Owners
- Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS)
- Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science (DES)
Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW)
Specifically the Reef Branch of DCCEEW, which forms part of the Executive Steering Committee for the Reef 2050 Plan. Involvement in the partnership facilitates alignment with other Commonwealth initiatives, such as programs under the Reef Trust Partnership and the Reef 2050 Plan.
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)
With a distinguished record of marine monitoring and scientific capability across Australia, particularly the Great Barrier Reef, the partnership with AIMS provides key monitoring Information, links with other programs (e.g. the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program) and access to relevant scientific and technology expertise upon which the Program is based.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Australia’s leading scientific research organisation, CSIRO has the diverse capability to coordinate, analyse and advise on complex socioecological information and technology advancement, which is critical to the success of the Program.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (the Authority)
Chairing the Executive Group and Operations Group, the Authority leads the coordination and delivery of Program. As the lead managing agency for the Reef and a Member of the Executive Steering Committee for the Reef 2050 Plan, the Authority works with partners to protect the Reef for future generations. The Authority will also be one of the primary users of the data from the program and decision support tools generated.
Traditional Owners, Land and Sea Country Great Barrier Reef
Recognised as Partners, four Traditional Owner Members contribute with the program partners to form part of the governance group at both operational and executive levels of RIMReP. The Members provide guidance and advice on cultural, social, economic and other matters, engagement strategies and approaches and Traditional Owner issues relevant to achieving the RIMReP vision.
Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS)
IMOS operates observing equipment across Australia’s coastal and open oceans. Their proven capability to deliver and manage oceanographic data assets and an integrated data management system will provide critical data and access to relevant scientific expertise upon which the Program is based.
Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES)
The Office of the Great Barrier Reef within the DES forms part of the Executive Steering Committee for the Reef 2050 Plan. DES also represents the Qld component in the joint field management program – established under the Intergovernmental.Agreement for the Great Barrier Reef. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS), who co-manage the Reef with the Authority, will also be one of the primary users of data from the program and decision support tools generated.