James Cook University Partnership

Cutting-edge marine science and research, student scholarships and the safe management of environments at North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation.

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Undergraduate, PhD scholarships and Internships.

Let your study meet the reef. Study marine science alongside environmental experts from North Queensland Bulk Ports in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

A new era for science

We announced a $5 million renewal of our partnership with James Cook University.

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Study with


Helping the next generation of scientists with on-ground experience at our ports.

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World-class monitoring

There's a lot of science behind what we do. Learn about our long-standing monitoring program.

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News from the partnership

Read the latest developments
with our partnership with James Cook University.

Learn all about partnership

The partnership has grown significantly over more than 25 years of marine monitoring and research.

Lean how its evolved, and what's coming over the next five years.

Say hello to one of our 2022 interns.

Citizen science: Supporting Whitsunday Tourism Operators.

Getting the balance right

With three of our four ports; Mackay, Hay Point and Abbot Point in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, and the fourth located in Weipa, we're passionate about the environment.

Key to NQBP’s environmental approach is its long-standing marine monitoring partnership with James Cook University (JCU) - stretching back more than 25 years.