Restoration Mentored Online Course – 2019
With the support of the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, 86 participants from 29 countries and territories obtained instruction through a 6-week long mentored online course in coral reef restoration. The mentored course combined six self-paced lessons, workbook activities and assessments, interactive webinars with global experts, and discussions with other course participants and mentors on the Reef Resilience Network Forum. Course participants were guided through content developed by the Reef Resilience Network and many partners to obtain a broad understanding of key concepts, approaches, best practices, and the application of restoration to improve the health of coral reef ecosystems.
Course lessons included: Introduction to Restoration and Project Planning; Restoring Coral Populations with Coral Gardening; Restoring Coral Populations with Larval Propagation; Restoring Reef Structure for Coastal Resilience; Rapid Response and Emergency Restoration; and Monitoring for Restoration. Learn more about the self-paced restoration course.
Special thanks to course mentors: Dr. Jordan West, Dr. Phanor Montoya-Maya, Jessica Levy, Dr. Anastasia Banaszak, Calina Zepeda, and Dr. Ian McLeod.