Reef Restoration Practitioners Survey
Researchers at TropWATER, James Cook University, and Reef Ecologic, Australia, are collecting information about various techniques and methods used to restore coral reefs around the world. We plan to use this information to produce a review of current knowledge about coral restoration methods, so that we can learn from previous successes and failures, and better inform potential future restoration efforts.


Thank you for your time in filling out this survey, your knowledge will form an important part of this review.

Please note, you can remain anonymous throughout the survey, UNLESS you upload images as Google will automatically add your name to any uploaded file names.

To find out more about us, visit tropwater.org and reefecologic.org
This project is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Programme.
Consent Statement *
I understand the aim of this research study is to review methods of active coral restoration. I consent to participate in this project, the details of which have been explained to me, and I have been provided with a written information sheet to keep (via email). I understand that my participation will involve an online survey and I agree that the researcher may use the results as described in the information email. If you haven't received the information sheet, it can be accessed here: https://goo.gl/bjaqiA
Where did your project take place? *
Please name country and location (island/town)
What is the name of the organisation?
This question is optional. If you choose to leave this blank we will respect your anonymity.
What type of organisation conducted the restoration project? *
Choose all that apply
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Which groups of people or organisations were directly involved in planning or doing the restoration project? *
Choose all that apply
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In what practical ways did the restoration project address outcomes for people’s well-being or livelihoods? *
This includes both POSITIVE and NEGATIVE outcomes. Choose all that apply
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What type of environmental data was collected before the intervention? *
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Please describe the methods used in your environmental monitoring (if any occurred) here:
Why did you choose the specific site to conduct reef restoration? *
Rank in order of importance: 1=most important, 5=least important
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Site impacted by disturbance
Logistic reasons (i.e: close to dive resort, ease of access etc)
Legal reasons (i.e: could only get permits for this site)
Political reasons
Ecological reason (i.e: site important for connectivity/biodiversity etc.)
Other
If you selected other above, please describe here:
What types of coral reef restoration methods have you used? *
Choose all that apply.
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What was the objective of the restoration project? *
Rank relevant objectives in order of importance: 1=most important, 5=least important.
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Speed up reef recovery following a disturbance (e.g: replicating what existed before)
Restore the function of a degraded reef (e.g: without trying to replicate what previously existed)
Relocate corals prior to planned disturbance (e.g: jetty construction or development)
Reduce pressure on existing reefs
Creation of tourist attraction
Preserve particular species (e.g: a type of coral)
Provide alternative, sustainable livelihood opportunities
Provide opportunities for community/tourism involvement in coral reef conservation
Creation of new habitat
Scientific research
Other
If you selected other above, please describe here:
Was restoration undertaken to address a specific disturbance? If yes, what was the disturbance? *
(e.g: cyclone, tourism, ship grounding etc)
Over what area of reef did you attempt restoration? *
Can you explain what methods you used to attempt reef restoration? *
Be specific where possible - Including tools and materials (glue/adhesives) used, substrate type (artificial/natural) etc.
If your restoration methods involved corals, which types were used?
(Choose all that apply)
If your method involved transplantation of corals, what was the source of the coral transplants? *
Choose all that apply
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After the initial reef restoration, did you undertake any further work (i.e: maintenance or monitoring)? *
Please describe briefly what was done.
If you undertook monitoring and maintenance, how long did this occur (weeks/months/years)?
How was the project funded? *
Rank in order of financial contribution: 1=most important, 7=least important
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Government
University/Research Institution
NGO/Charity organisation
Business
Private
Tourism
Other
How long was the restoration project? *
The time that active participation in the restoration project occurred. If ongoing, state how long the project has been going for.
In your opinion, was this project successful? *
Relative to your project objectives.
What have been important lessons gained from your reef restoration project? *
Media upload
Optional Media upload. If you are comfortable sharing Images/videos, they are often a great way to clarify methodology. If you have any other relevant media (e.g: news clippings, reports, or scientific papers) about the project we would be very grateful. We guarantee we will not publish or display images via any third party medium without the author's consent.
Can we contact you for further information?
Would you like a copy of the report when it is complete?
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