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  • 26 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    A report by independent experts has vindicated the campaign to rid the Reef of the impacts of dumping dredge spoil in the World Heritage waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The report ‘Synthesis of current knowledge of the biophysical impacts of dredging and disposal on the Great Barrier Reef’ was written by experts brought together […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Reef Subsea was created in 2010 in a joint venture between the oil and gas private equity investor HitecVision and Rieber Shipping. Following three years of growth in operations in the three current business lines, a strategic review by the board of directors and the owner of HitecVision has led to the re-organization of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 – […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 January 2013

    Reef Subsea today announced that its subsidiary company, Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical Ltd., with offices in Stockton on Tees and Aberdeen, has completed its first contract for the recently launched Q1000 Trenching ROV. The contract, for Lincs Offshore Wind Ltd. – a joint venture between UK energy company Centrica Energy, DONG Energy and Siemens […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Great Barrier Reef Report Card 2012 and 2013 – Reef Water Quality Protection Plan was released today. This shows that some progress is being made in improving quality of water reaching the reef from land. “However, the current dredging proposals (including Cairns Port) make a mockery of the excellent efforts being made by the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 July 2013

       The Australian Greens are urging Environment Minister Butler to reject the dredging and dumping proposal for the Abbot Point coal port expansion before the election, after he deferred a decision on the project today. “The Abbot Point coal port expansion would see up to 3 million cubic metres of sediment dumped in our precious […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Australia’s largest environment groups have joined forces to fight the planned dumping of dredge waste in Great Barrier Reef waters. The chief executive officers from WWF-Australia, the Australian Marine Conservation Society, Australian Conservation Foundation, Greenpeace Australia Pacific, Get Up!, and the Humane Society International-Australia have sent a joint letter to the Great Barrier Reef Marine […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens are outraged by reports today that the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) has allowed dredge spoil dumping in the Reef for the Abbot Point coal port expansion. The Greens will move for new laws in the federal Parliament to ban offshore dumping in the Great Barrier Reef to protect this […]

  • 28 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Great Barrier Reef is shaping as a key issue this election as members of the public go to meet with candidates to impress upon them the importance of protecting the Great Barrier Reef from over-industrialization, announced the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). Gemma Plesman, Great Barrier Reef campaigner with AMCS, said that people have taken […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 March 2012

    About a dozen Anti-Coal activists led by Greenpeace staged a protest at Gladstone Harbour yesterday. Greenpeace spokeswoman Julie Macken says the activists used two boats to paint the message, “the reef is in danger” on the side of a coal ship. A United Nations mission visited Gladstone yesterday  to assess the impact of gas and […]

  • 5 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and WWF-Australia have welcomed the announcement that new laws to restrict sea-dumping and port expansion in the Reef World Heritage Area will be voted on in Queensland Parliament next week. “We now call on all members of Parliament to support these laws to provide important new safeguards for the […]

  • 4 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has just released a new article named “Randle Reef Sediment Remediation: Current Status of Construction and Next Steps”, introducing some very interesting facts about the Hamilton Harbor remediation project. As Canada’s largest port on the Great Lakes, Hamilton Harbor has a long history of industrial activity, especially steel-making, said IADC in the […]

  • 19 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Dumping of dredged material in the Great Barrier Reef should be banned, following the Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt ordering that dumping should not be occurring in the World Heritage Area near Gladstone Harbour. However, the true test for the Minister will come at Abbot Point, where he is considering the approval millions more […]

  • 27 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has hit back at big coal and gas companies who are complaining about regulations that are designed to protect the environment. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said it was deeply concerning if the big resource companies were lobbying to remove environmental protection that is crucial to […]