The Australian Government supported a number of discrete projects related to the Reef Programme. These are listed below.
An Empirically-based Sediment Budget for the Normanby Basin. Lead: Andrew Brooks, Griffith University
A collection of research activities related to sources, sinks, and drivers of sediment moving through the Normanby Catchment was undertaken in 2009-2013, largely funded through the Australian Government's Caring for Our Country, Reef Rescue program.
The research findings are available on a dedicated website, Cape York Water Quality.
Operational-scale field trial of the new crown-of-thorns control method (injection with Bile salts).
Lead: Petra Lundgren (formerly Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority)