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
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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