SECORE International hosted a workshop at the Carmabi Marine Research Station Curaçao from May 18th – 27th. The opening day of the workshop started with a seminar to provide a global picture of coral restoration, discussing current obstacles and potential solutions. View the recordings of the presentations below.
- opens in a new windowOpening Remarks – Rebecca Albright, California Academy of Sciences
- opens in a new windowThe Global Coral Restoration Project – Dirk Petersen, SECORE
- opens in a new windowChallenges to Recruitment in a Changing World – Rebecca Albright, California Academy of Sciences
- opens in a new windowGenetics-Informed Strategies for Effective Coral Conservation – Iliana Baums, PennState University
- opens in a new windowScaling up Restoration to be Meaningful at an Ecosystem Level – Tom Moore, NOAA Coral Reef Restoration Program
- opens in a new windowGlobal Ex Situ Conservation Applied to In Situ Restoration Techniques – Mary Hagedorn, Smithsonian Institution
- opens in a new windowEnsuring a Future for Corals Through Assisted Evolution – Madeleine van Oppen, Australian Institute of Marine Science
- opens in a new windowPanel Discussion and Q&A
This online seminar and workshop is part of the opens in a new windowGlobal Coral Restoration Projectopens XML file initiated by SECORE International, opens in a new windowCalifornia Academy of Sciences and opens in a new windowThe Nature Conservancy, and further supported by opens in a new windowCARMABI Foundation, opens in a new windowCuraçao Sea Aquarium, opens in a new windowColumbus Zoo and Aquarium, opens in a new windowShedd Aquarium as well as opens in a new windowState of Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources.
The workshop aims to foster exchange between participants and organizers, working in the fields of coral science, restoration, aquaculture and marine resource management. The workshop is comprised of hands-on work, such as rearing coral larvae from daylight spawner Diploria labyrinthiformis, practicing the art of micro-fragmentation and outplanting techniques, as well as theoretical sessions on how to select outplanting sites and monitor restoration efforts.
Photo © Barry Brown/SECORE International/Wildhorizons.com