Research & Rehabilitation
A Seagrass Research and Rehabilitation Plan (SRRP) is included in the Environmental Management Programme (EMP). This comprehensive study was undertaken over a ten-year period between 2003 and 2012. The SRRP covered many areas of research, planting and monitoring of seagrass. The study involved three universities, a botanic gardens and parks management authority, several leading environmental consultants and a marine engineering firm, all based in Western Australia. The SRRP was officially signed off as complete by the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority in 2012. Download the SRRP Revised Synthesis Report.
We are committed to a range of marine environmental protection measures including the initial $2 million research program to develop practical technical solutions for the rehabilitation and re-establishment of seagrass.
These solutions include developing a mechanical seagrass transplanter, developing tissue culture for the micro-propagation of seagrass seedlings in nursery conditions and further research into the best conditions for regrowing seagrass after transplantation.