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.

Climate Adaptation & Lessons Learned From Community Engagement in Belize

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September 27, 2017

Elizabeth McLeod, Climate Adaptation Scientist from The Nature Conservancy, shares the latest scientific guidance to help managers determine social and ecological vulnerabilities to climate change and other stressors. In addition, Dareece Chuc, Environmental Education and Communication Director from the Belize Audubon Society, shares successes, challenges and lessons learned implementing the LEAP (Local Early Action Planning and Management) Tool in Belize.

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Restoration Workshop Live Stream

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August 9, 2017

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 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. Explore and watch the workshop presentations.

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Western Indian Ocean Post-Bleaching Assessment Training

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July 21, 2017

Dr. David Obura and Mishal Gudka of CORDIO East Africa (supported through the Biodiversity Project of the Indian Ocean Commission) present a training on how to conduct a post-bleaching assessment in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO). This is part of a regional project in 6 WIO countries to assess the global impacts of the 2016 coral reef bleaching event. Contact mgudka@cordioea.net to learn more about the program.

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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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Coral Genetics Research and Restoration

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May 4, 2017

The Coral Restoration Consortium is 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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Coral Spawning Research & Larval Propagation

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February 9, 2017

The Coral Restoration Consortium is 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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