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Restoration Workshop Live Stream

This live stream of the Coral Reef Ecosystem Restoration Workshop at the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force meeting was broadcast as part of the of Coral Restoration Consortium webinar series and features two panels highlighting research and restoration of sponge and coral communities and herbivore populations to promote the health and vitality of reef ecosystems. View the presentations below. Presentations: Session […]

Locations: Caribbean

3 year old Palmata with Diadema. Photo © NOAA Restoration Center
Leading coral science and conservation organizations joining forces to accelerate vital reef restoration work

We are pleased to announce the formation of a new Coral Restoration Consortium (CRC). The CRC is a community of practice that comprises scientists, managers, coral restoration practitioners, and educators dedicated to enabling coral reef ecosystems to adapt and survive the 21st century and beyond. The CRC’s mission is to foster collaboration and technology transfer among […]

Locations: Caribbean, Global
Topics: Restoration

New Techniques for Coral Restoration Seminar

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. Photo: spawning Diploria labyrinthiformis with butterfly fish feeding on spawn, […]

Locations: Caribbean, Global
Topics: Restoration

New Resource on Community-Based Climate Adaptation

We recently launched our new Community-Based Climate Adaptation module which complies the latest scientific guidance and tools to help managers assess social and ecological vulnerability to climate change and other stressors. We interviewed Lizzie McLeod, our lead climate adaptation scientist, to learn about the importance of community-based climate adaptation and some of the associated benefits. Check out our conversation below! […]

Locations: Global

Lead Scientist, Lizzie McLeod on Women, Gender Equality and Climate Change

Climate change affects individuals, communities, and entire ecosystems, but its impacts are not evenly distributed. Around the world, women are disproportionally impacted by poverty, political disenfranchisement and are often more reliant on natural resources for their livelihoods, making gender a critical component of climate vulnerability. At the same time, bringing women into climate science and […]

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How Scientists Can Inform Marine Resource Management

How will improving understanding of marine ecosystems lead to better management and conservation?  One of our lead scientists, Dr. Elizabeth McLeod,  provides helpful tips for marine scientists on how to make their research more useful for managers. Read the article.


Year in Review

In 2016, The Reef Resilience Network convened hundreds of marine resource managers, scientists, and decision-makers to inspire greater collaboration, share cutting-edge resilience science, and improve management decisions. The International Coral Reef Symposium and World Conservation Congress offered ideal venues to further this work, as well as share lessons learned during the Network’s ten years. Notable […]

Locations: Global

Looking for some thought-provoking resilience reads? Here are 5 recommended resilience papers from 2015-2016

Bright Spots Among the World’s Coral Reefs Marine Protected Areas Increase Resilience Among Coral Reef Communities Synergistic Impacts of Global Warming on the Resilience of Coral Reefs Building Coral Reef Resilience Through Assisted Evolution Operationalising Resilience for Adaptive Coral Reef Management Under Global Environmental Change

Locations: Global

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How do I join the Network Forum?

Follow these easy steps to join the Reef Resilience Network Forum, an interactive online community of coral reef managers and practitioners from around the world. Fill out and submit the registration form here. You will receive an email with a link to confirm your email address. Log in with your username and password (if you […]


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Restoration and Reef Resilience: Your Input is Needed

We are happy to announce that new coral restoration information and resources are coming soon to the Reef Resilience online toolkit and we’d like to hear from you! Please take this short survey and let us know what you need to be more effective in your work on coral restoration. Because your response is important to […]