Our world-renowned coral reef scientists have already begun the process of identifying a list of 50 reefs. 

The 50 Reefs Scientific Steering Group are overseeing a landmark study to identify the reefs that are least vulnerable to climate change and that also have the greatest capacity to repopulate other reefs over time. The group are assessing the key criteria that will be used to develop the list of reefs through the deployment of a decision algorithm. This process of identifying the 50 reefs will be based on the best available science, and will be a transparent process with details of the study to be published. This is the first global study of its kind. This panel is coordinated by the Global Change Institute and The Centre for Excellence in Environmental Decisions at The University of Queensland.


The Scientific Steering Groups consists of world-renowned coral reef scientists, leading experts in their field representing regions around the world.