Acronyms

ABRS Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra, ACT

ACRS Australian Coral Reef Society

AIMS Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Qld

ARC Australian Research Council

CRC Co-operative Research Centre

CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

DDM Day-to-day Management Program

DPI & FISH Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries

ENCORE Enrichment of Nutrients on Coral Reefs

EPICA European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica

GBR Great Barrier Reef

GBRCA Great Barrier Reef Catchment Area

GBRMP Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

GBRMPA Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Townsville, Qld

GBRWHA Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area

IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

JCU James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland

MODIS Moderate Resolution Image Spectroradiometer on the Terra and Aqua satellites, available at http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ [Verified 21 March 2008].

MST Marine Science and Technology

NGOs Non Government Organisations

NIWA National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand

NQAIF North Queensland Algal Identification/Culturing Facility

NTM Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT, Australia

QDNR&M Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Management

QDPI Queensland Department of Primary Industries

QPWS Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

OSCAR-NOAA A NOAA project mapping, using satellite altimetry, the water surface elevation of the ocean, from which the near-surface water currents are calculated.

RAP Representative Areas Program

ROV Remote Operated Vehicle

RWQPP Reef Water Quality Protection Plan

SeaWiFS Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (see http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/

SeaWiFS [Verified 21 March 2008].

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