Evaluating the success of the Herbert Resource Information Centre (HRIC). A social evaluation for the HRIC in association with CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems and James Cook University.
The HRIC provides access to geographic information to assist better resource planning and management in the Herbert River Catchment.
The research examined how the collaborative framework of the HRIC contributed to its successful operation as a hub for geographic information transfer and support to the community.
The News on RAP: provided analysis of the media reporting of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's Representative Areas Program (RAP).
The RAP expanded no-fishing zones within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from around 4.5% to 33% of the Park. This was undertaken using a public consultation process, and was highly controversial.
Our research looked at media reporting of the RAP across the Great Barrier Reef region, identifying the themes that were most reported, and analysing drivers for positive and negative media reports.