NOTICE: Low Isles Research Station will be closed for use from the 15th of October 2011 until further notice. For any enquiries please contact the Faculty of Science Office.

The Low Isles are located 15km northeast of Port Douglas, Northern Queensland, in the lagoon area of the Great Barrier Reef. They are situated on a large oval 200 hectare coral platform and consist of a small coral cay, a large mangrove island, mudflats, seagrass beds, and coral reefs.

The Low Isles are located within a Marine National Park Zone of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.  The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service work in partnership with the Low Isles Preservation Society, the Caretaker, Tourism Operators, Traditional Owners, and Volunteers to preserve the special values of this beautiful place. The management of Low Isles is based on a philosophy of low impact, nonobtrusive activities.

The University of Queensland's Low Isles Research Station was previously the assistant lighthouse keeper's house. The research station consists of one house only, with good laboratory facilities located below, and can accommodate a maximum of 6 scientists.

Low Isles Research Station provides accommadtion and support for quality research projects, promoting field work opportunities for University students and providing an exciting and stimulating reef adventure for scientists and students.



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