The In-Water Propagation Working Group was established to find and promote innovative and actionable ways to increase the efficiency and scale of propagating and outplanting corals. The initial focus of this group is to openly share ideas and advances in new techniques focusing on fast-growing, branching acroporid corals. The Coral Restoration Consortium steering committee and working group members have defined the following priorities for this group:
- Update best practices manual for nursery and outplanting propagation
- Identify the science needed to support scaling up efforts
- Develop, design, and implement ideas for increasing outplanting efficiency
See the calendar here for call dates. Calls are on Thursdays at 2:00 PM (EST).