As a crew of dedicated, seafaring Mariners, a passion for the ocean is at the heart of North Marine. A commitment to sustainable practices, conservation and reef protection being how North Marine originated.
A focus on health and safety, the environment and supporting industry is underpinned by a deep respect for the areas in which we are privileged to work.
Accordingly, we commit to sustainable practices. In 2014 we attained our Advanced Eco Certification and Climate Action Business accreditations. We work hard to sustain these ratings and will continue to improve, protect and promote awareness around ocean conservation.
North Marine is continually looking for ways to innovate and inspire. Therefore we operate closely with universities by supplying vessels and crew for scientific research. We’ve worked alongside the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Center and the WWF’s project, the “Rivers to Reef to Turtles Project“, as well as contributing to the Minke Whale Project’s tagging research.
Most recently, we worked with James Cook University for their Coral Larval Restoration project. North Marine installed reef moorings for their local coral larval catchers.
Our Action To Reduce Emissions & Promote Sustainable Reef Practices
- We are proudly a founding partner of the ‘Citizens of The Great Barrier Reef’ initiative
- We attained Advanced Eco and Climate Action Certified Business Certification in 2014, and work hard to continually sustain these ratings. These nationally recognised certification programmes recognise businesses who are taking active steps to reduce their carbon footprint and practice sustainable and responsible reef practices
- We actively participate in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority sightings network program, ‘Eye on the Reef’
- We are committed to sustainable practices. We measure and track our carbon footprint using the GBRMPA emissions calculator
- We minimise waste, recycle and used recycled products where possible
- Our marine vessels are serviced regularly to ensure optimum fuel efficiency
- We promote and facilitate the expansion of private boat mooring infrastructure within the Marine Parks
- We contribute to the Minke Whale Project’s tagging research
- Our marine vessels are made available to the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Center to assist in releasing rehabilitated turtles into the wild
Commitment to Sustainable Practices – Want to Learn More?*
We encourage you to visit these sites:
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) On climate change – http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/our-work/threats-to-the-reef/climate-change
- ‘Eye on the Reef’ sightings network program – http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/our-work/eye-on-the-reef
- Climate Action Certification – https://www.ecotourism.org.au/our-certification-programs/eco-certification-3/
- Ecotourism Australia – https://www.ecotourism.org.au/
- Ergon Energy Green Power – https://www.ergon.com.au/retail/business/account-options/clean-energy-program
- Minke Whale Project – http://minkewhaleproject.org/
- Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Center – http://www.cairnsturtlerehab.org.au/
*Links on the North Marine website to external entities & content are the responsibility of that entity and are provided for informative purposes. North Marine takes no responsibility for the content or opinions offered therein.