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The Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP)
Climate change is having a devastating effect on coral reefs – a wicked problem requiring new solutions.
Dr Cédric Robillot’s presentation will address the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program, which is the world’s largest effort to help a significant ecosystem, like a marine one, survive climate change. This brings together Australia’s leading experts to create an innovative suite of safe interventions to help marine ecosystems – including the well-known Great Barrier Reef here in Australia – to resist, adapt to, and recover from the impacts of climate change.
As we we hear quite a bit, the most important action to minimise the impact climate change has on reefs is reducing global greenhouse gas emissions; however, now, it is no longer enough.
As the Executive Director, Dr Robillot will share what the RRAP is doing to address this devastating impact.
Dr. Cedric Robillot
Dr. Cedric Robillot is the Executive Director of the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP). Previously he was the Director of Reef Trust Partnership (2018-2020) and the eReefs Project Director (2014-2020), two strategic programs led by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.
As Managing Director for HeadStart Development Pty Ltd, Cedric has been providing since 2013 strategic advisory and program management services in research, asset management and infrastructure planning. He was until 2012 Executive Manager for Seqwater (Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority) in charge of the Western Corridor Recycled Water Scheme and Gold Coast Desalination Plant ($3.5 billion asset portfolio).
Prior to joining the water industry, Cedric worked for 10 years in the biomedical field, co-founding the biotechnology company Cleveland Biosensors where he provided technology leadership in the development of proprietary diagnostic platforms and conducted business development activities in a range of countries across Europe and in the USA. He holds a PhD in Environmental Toxicology from the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, an Engineering Degree from the Paris School of Physics and Chemistry (ESPCI) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
- Date – Saturday 11th September
- Time – 9:30 am
- Duration – 60 Minutes
- Location – Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main St, Kangaroo Point
- Tickets – FREE
- Presented By – Cédric Robillot
- Audience Capacity – 100
- 60-minute presentation
- Coffee, tea, Evian water, and Orangina, as well as croissants and pains au chocolat, will be available on the day.
- Masks required
Schedule subject to change.
Attendees will be required to follow our COVID-19 safe venue procedures.