Our Mission


Our Mission is to raise awareness of the ecological and social value of the reefs of the Coral Sea, Melanesia and the Great Barrier Reef, and to be proactive in their sustainable management.

Our approach combines science, gender equity, and sustainability with captivating visuals and a compelling social media presence. The Coral Sea Foundation develops pragmatic reef monitoring solutions and works to empower First Nations custodians with the skills and knowledge they need to sustainably manage their own Sea Country.


Expertise: Our team excels in marine science, marine ecotourism and maritime expedition operations, with extensive experience throughout this region, including the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea and Papua New Guinea.

Training Programs: Our award-winning marine conservation training programs empower Indigenous women in Australia and Melanesia. We are not just about reef conservation – we are helping communities and creating leaders.

Visual Storytelling: Supported by compelling photography and videography, we weave narratives that resonate, inspire, and advocate our mission.

Strategic Location: Our head office is located on the Great Barrier Reef at Yunbenun, Magnetic Island, allowing fast and regular access to coral reef ecosystems. We are at the heart of the very coral reef ecosystems we are committed to protecting.

The Coral Sea Foundation supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and is committed to building a more sustainable and equitable future.

We have a primary focus on Life Below Water, but we are also making contributions to various other areas such as Quality Education, Gender Equality, Decent Work & Economic Growth, Sustainable Cities & Communities, Climate Action, and Partnerships for the Goals.