2017 Environmental Philanthropy Award – Winner
Awarded to The Ian Potter Foundation for the Reef Life Survey Program.
2014 Eureka Prize for Environmental Research – Winner
Professor Graham Edgar and Dr Rick Stuart-Smith, University of Tasmania
Reef Life Survey provides a new perspective for scientists and managers on the magnitude and distribution of threats occurring out-of-sight underwater. The survey applies the skills and commitment of highly trained recreational divers to collect data on population trends of thousands of marine species across geographic scales impossible for traditional scientific dive teams to cover.
2010 Victorian Coastal Council Awards
Winner – Community Action and Partnerships
Celebrating and recognising the great work achieved by groups, individuals, businesses, schools, agencies and governments to protect and enhance Victoria’s magnificent and unique coastal and marine environments.