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  • 4 June 2012

    Last night’s explosive UNESCO State of Conservation Report and draft decisions on the Great Barrier Reef is a slap in the face for the federal and Queensland governments, who must now stop their dredging, dumping and shipping frenzy to avoid the international embarrassment of a World Heritage in Danger listing within 8 months. “This is […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The peak representative body for Queensland minerals and energy exporters has welcomed the release overnight by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee (WHC) of a draft decision on current and future management of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage property. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche congratulated the Australian and Queensland governments for their work to […]

  • 10 September 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Reef Subsea announced today that its subsidiary company. Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical, has placed an order for a Heavy Duty Cable Plough, which will expand the company’s capabilities and position it as a true leading contractor in subsea trenching and cable installation. Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical, based in the North-east of England with […]

  • 1 March 2012

    Australian Greens environment spokesperson Senator Larissa Waters will challenge the Government today in Question Time on their plans to make profits from the dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. “The Australian Government has responsibility for protecting our World Heritage Great Barrier Reef, but instead is trying to turn a buck […]

  • 15 March 2013

    Reef Rescue is monitoring the Delray Beach renourishment project. This entire area was designated by the federal government as habitat critical to the survival of ESA protected staghorn coral. There is staghorn coral on Seagate Reef, less than 500 ft. from the offshore sand dredging location. Silt accumulation on the reef can severely affect the […]

  • 11 January 2012

    Figures obtained through Senate Estimates reveal more than 112 million cubic metres – or 65 Melbourne Cricket Grounds – are proposed to be dredged from the Great Barrier Reef​ World Heritage area, with 52 million cubic metres already approved by the Federal Government. A coalition of representatives from the fishing and tourism industries and reef […]

  • 3 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has called on the government to clarify its plans for the fast tracking of the proposed Abbot Point dredging, dumping and port expansion. While a spokesperson for Federal Environment Minister Mr Hunt told The Australian newspaper that the proposals for the dredging in the Reef’s waters and dumping on the […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Reef Subsea announced today that one of its Norwegian subsidiaries, Reef Subsea Norway, has been awarded a major contract by Statoil for the full seismic system installation of the Grane field offshore Norway. The contract – worth over 2OOMNOK (over £22M) – will see all capabilities of the Reef Subsea Group called on: Subsea construction, […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    James Cook University researchers are using images from NASA satellites to help protect the Great Barrier Reef from polluted land run-off. Researchers have developed a new technique that analyses the images to assess coastal water quality from space. Many important habitats in the Great Barrier Reef such as coral reefs and seagrass are in decline […]

  • 20 February 2012

      UNESCO has sent a clear message that they are taking the threat of mass dredging to the World Heritage status of the Great Barrier Reef seriously, setting out comprehensive terms of reference for their Reactive Monitoring Mission. The Australian Greens have welcomed the Mission’s intention to help the Government develop ‘a long-term plan for […]

  • 7 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    REEF Subsea has won its first pipeline trenching project for the industry-leading Q1000 jet trencher on the Sierra L5 pipeline for client GDF SUEZ. This month, Reef Subsea will mobilise its state-of-the-art Q1000 jet trencher on-board the Reef Despina Construction Support Vessel to provide trenching of the rigid pipeline in the Dutch Sector of the […]

  • 14 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens will move to establish a Senate Inquiry into the Gladstone Harbour environmental disaster when federal Parliament next sits in February. “With more revelations about toxic leaks from the bund wall and the impacts of dredging on water quality being exposed, now more than ever, we need an independent inquiry into the Gladstone […]

  • 21 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    With the creation of several new artificial reefs deployed over the last three weeks, Martin County has grown its Artificial Reef Program, adding new sites for fisherman and divers to explore offshore. Approximately 3,000 tons of concrete material was deployed in the waters off southern Martin County, south of the St. Lucie Inlet, including 400 […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The strong growth in interstate visitors to Queensland revealed in the National Visitor Survey released today can only be maintained or grow if the state’s premier natural attraction is protected, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). The Great Barrier Reef sustains a $6 billion tourism industry and more than 60,000 local tourism jobs. […]

  • 13 October 2014

    More than 100 people attended the Hamilton Island Reef Hour on Thursday night to hear guest speakers including finance and energy expert Tim Buckley and former GBRMPA director Dr Adam Smith discuss ongoing threats to the Great Barrier Reef. Dr Adam Smith, Director of Reef Ecologic and former Director of GBRMPA said: “There are some […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As the campaign against the proposed Abbot Point dredging continues, the North Queensland Bulk Ports are often asked by members of the public to “keep putting out the facts”, said Brad Fish, NQBP CEO. Here are some of the facts available through the government agency responsible for the management of the Great Barrier Reef – […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Australian Greens congratulated the Royal Bank of Scotland on their recent decision not to finance the Abbot Point coal port expansion, coming just before the World Heritage Committee is due to decide the fate of the Great Barrier Reef. “The Royal Bank of Scotland joins Deutsche Bank and HSBC in announcing that they will […]

  • 30 August 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Reef Subsea has taken the step to restructure its business into two divisions – one being a new division focused on integrated subsea projects and the second a restructure of the Dredging & Excavation division. In the restructure, Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical and Reef Subsea Norway has merged to form the new division, Reef […]

  • 12 November 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Reef Subsea today announced that its subsidiary company, Reef Subsea Power and Umbilical Ltd., with offices in Stockton-on-Tees and Aberdeen, has successfully completed a series of offshore trials on its recently launched Q1000 subsea trenching ROV. The capabilities of both the trencher and its Launch & Recovery System (LARS) have been tested rigorously to prove […]

  • 12 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today released a wide-ranging report into the iconic natural values of the Caley Valley wetlands that will be at risk if dredge spoil from expansion of the world’s largest coal port at Abbot Point is dumped there. Dr Lissa Schindler, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaigner, said that while it […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Abbott Government should listen to international concern about the Great Barrier Reef instead of denying it is under threat, said today the Australian Greens. “The Abbott Government obviously has its head in the dredge spoil on climate change and especially its impacts on the Great Barrier Reef,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, […]

  • 10 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Abbott Government’s disregard for the climate and the Great Barrier Reef is criminal, said the Australian Greens today as the Abbott Government approved the Abbot Point coal port expansion and the Curtis Island gas processing facility. “The Abbott Government has sacrificed the climate and the Great Barrier Reef for overseas mining companies with its […]

  • 2 May 2013

    The Australian Greens are backing a call on Australians to use their customer power to shift the big banks investment decisions, which are contributing to the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef. The report released today, “Financing Reef Destruction: How Banks are using our Money to Destroy a Natural Icon,” by Market Forces and 350.org, […]

  • 2 October 2012

    The Australian Government should reduce coal exports and take urgent action on the Great Barrier Reef if we are to save it for future generations, the Australian Greens said today. A shocking new report released by the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences shows the Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its coral cover since […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Department of Environmental Protection this week proposed new rules that will fully implement a compromise between recreational and commercial fishing interests over access to artificial reefs off the coast of New Jersey, Commissioner Bob Martin announced yesterday. The plan will allow commercial interests to have continued access to portions of two reefs in state […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Even though a quarter of Queensland coal output is being produced at a loss, as reported today, the Abbott and Newman governments are continuing to prioritise coal over the Great Barrier Reef, climate, water supplies, agriculture and tourism. “Figures from the Queensland Resources Council show that a quarter of Queensland coal export is being produced […]