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Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report 2019: What is it and who reads it? What do you know that we should know?


Tuesday, September 26nd, 12:00 to 13:00 hrs

Building 19, Room 106, JCU Townsville Campus
Jessica Hoey and Chloe Schauble
Jessica Hoey and Chloe Schauble

Abstract. The Outlook Report is an evidence-based report written by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Preparation for the next Outlook report is underway and we need to arm ourselves with the best available science. The data cut-off for information to be used in the report (and to support grading statements) will be 31 December 2018. As part of this process, the Outlook team will be reviewing ‘current’ literature (published between 2014-2018) to update the data chapters. The aim of the data chapters are to provide an evidence-based assessment of the condition and trend of values (e.g. species, habitats, ecological processes, heritage values, factors that are impacting those values). The 2019 Outlook Report will be provided to the Minister for the Environment and Energy by 30 June 2019 for him to table in both houses of Parliament (unchanged). The Outlook Report will inform future protection and management of the Reef locally and internationally. We hope you can join us to learn more about the report and research needs. A link to the 2014 Report is here: http://elibrary.gbrmpa.gov.au/jspui/handle/11017/2855

Biography. Jessica Hoey (Director, Outlook Report) has a background in ecology, environmental impact assessment and Indigenous partnerships. Jessica has been at GBRMPA since 2002, working on research policy and permits, the Strategic Assessment, crown-of-thorns starfish management and partnerships with Traditional Owners. Jessica is heading up the section responsible for preparing the 2019 Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report.

Dr. Chloe Schauble (Manager, Outlook Report) has a background in ecology, conservation biology and evaluation. Chloe helped coordinate and prepare the 2014 Outlook Report and is back on the team for the 2019 edition. She has been at GBRMPA since 2010, working on climate change adaptation, biodiversity conservation, heritage, international business, and Outlook Reports.


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