The Reef Resilience Program hosts frequent webinars on new management techniques, current events, and publications that are relevant to coral reef managers and practitioners. Sign up for notifications of future webinars in the Keep Me Informed box on the right.

New Techniques for Coral Restoration in the Caribbean

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May 18, 2017

Hear experts from the Global Coral Restoration Project  provide an overview of coral restoration efforts around the world and discuss current obstacles and potential solutions. This seminar kicks off an in-person workshop designed to foster exchange between practitioners working in the fields of coral science, restoration, aquaculture and marine resource management. Explore the seminar presentations and learn about coral restoration from the experts!

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Caribbean Coral Restoration: Coral Genetics Research and Restoration

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May 4, 2017

NOAA’s Restoration Center and The Nature Conservancy, are hosting a series of webinars and discussions focused on Caribbean coral restoration. For the second webinar in the series, Dr. Iliana Baums from Penn State University presents an overview of current genetics research, highlighting various methods of genetic analysis and providing guidance on when it is appropriate to use each method and how it can help support restoration work.

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Caribbean Coral Restoration: Coral Spawning Research & Larval Propagation

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February 9, 2017

NOAA’s Restoration Center and The Nature Conservancy, are hosting a series of webinars and discussions focused on Caribbean coral restoration. The first webinar in the series highlights coral spawning research and larval propagation techniques being used in the Caribbean. The recording includes presentations from researchers, Kristen Marhaver, Valerie Chamberland and Nicole Fogarty, on the benefits, successes and challenges of coral spawning work followed by a Q&A and discussion session.

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Building Reef Resilience with Green Fins

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February 2, 2017

Chloe Harvey describes Green Fins, a public-private partnership developed by UN Environment and The Reef-World Foundation that leads to sustainable marine tourism practices in the SCUBA diving and snorkeling sector. This webinar provides information on the Green Fins approach, shares successes, discusses lessons learned, and highlights newly released tools and resources.

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Fishing for Solutions: An Introduction to Fisheries Management for Non-Fisheries Managers

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October 19, 2016

Jeremy Rude, Fisheries Specialist with The Nature Conservancy, describes the fundamentals of fisheries management and its connection to marine conservation. This webinar provides an introduction to TNC’s recently released fisheries management guidebook and discusses how fisheries management can complement the work of marine conservationists. The presentation also explores case studies that highlight how fisheries management can advance the work of marine conservation.

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Overview of the 2016 WIO Bleaching Event & Discussion on Bleaching Management Planning

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September 28, 2016

Dr. David Obura and Mishal Gudka of CORDIO East Africa (CORDIO EA), supported through the Biodiversity Project of the Indian Ocean Commission, present an overview of the 2016 coral bleaching event in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO), including some preliminary results from the analysis of regional bleaching data. The webinar gave participants an opportunity to reflect on their 2016 bleaching management plans and explore potential areas to improve, as well as allow them to raise issues, concerns and questions. Components of coral reef resilience with respect to bleaching, followed by actions to help build resilience into coral reef management were also discussed.

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Reef Rescuers: Coral Gardening as an MPA Management Tool

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May 10, 2016

Dr. Phanor H Montoya-Maya discusses the effectiveness of a large-scale coral restoration project in Seychelles on restoring coral reef ecosystem services, and building reef resilience and resistance to bleaching. This webinar highlights the need to consider large-scale coral reef restoration as a cost-effective tool to include in the MPA manager’s toolbox.

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Restoring Small-Scale Fisheries: Lessons in Collective Impact for Systemic Change

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February 24, 2016

As a collaboration among NGOs, businesses, funders, and governments, 50in10 has worked to take the most promising tools and approaches in small-scale fisheries management to the next level by testing, strengthening, and replicating them on a global scale. 50in10 Acting Executive Director Megan Arneson and Program Director Corey Peet discuss the outcomes of the recent Network Convening in Belize where members participated in a highly collaborative process to generate insights as to what processes are working well among small-scale fisheries projects, where the obstacles lie, and what areas of work need additional focus.

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Preparing for Coral Bleaching in the Western Indian Ocean

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January 13, 2016

David Obura, of CORDIO East Africa, presents an update on the coral bleaching outlook for the Western Indian Ocean for January through May 2016, and updated guidance (in four basic steps!) for monitoring the bleaching event and impact at basic, intermediate and expert levels. This webinar serves as an introduction to a monitoring manual and additional resources available to coral reef managers linked to regional reporting for the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) for 2016, with support provided through the Indian Ocean Commission.

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