Our structure

The network aims to support coastal and marine citizen science organisations to enhance their capacity to deliver programs individually, collectively and collaboratively. 

Our structure

The Alliance is a collaborative network supported through the following structure:

Steering Committee

Provide advice and guidance on operational issues and priorities that will enhance the coordination of citizen science throughout the Great Barrier Reef region. Committee members re-nominate in June each year and meet 2-3 times annually. Current Steering Committee members include: 

  • Diana Kleine (CoralWatch, University of Queensland)
  • Nathan Johnston (Fitzroy Partnership for River Health)
  • Kristin Kenyon (Office of the Great Barrier Reef, Dept of Environment and Heritage Protection)
  • Melissa Rodgers (Great Barrier Reef Foundation)
  • Jennifer Loder (Great Barrier Reef Citizen Science Alliance & Reef Check Australia)
  • Vicki Martin (Environmental social scientist)
  • Nathan Cook (Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority)
  • Jodi Salmond (Reef Check Australia)
  • Heidi Taylor (Tangaroa Blue Foundation)
Founding Members
We have 10 founding member organisations, who have actively contributed to the development and evolution of the Alliance. We appluade their demonstrated dedication and commitment to citizen science. 
We're thrilled to see the Alliance network growing. Members are approved by the Steering Committee. Members have priority for workshops, activities and resources, although partner organisations may be invited to participate in some projects. 
Project Partners
This initiative is hosted by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, with support from long-term corporate partner Boeing.
A part-time Coordinator (2 days/week) helps to help organise, strategise and support GBR Citizen Science Alliance member activities for 2016.