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In September, a pilot coral restoration project started in Bahia Culebra (North Pacific side of Costa Rica) using both rope and tree nurseries. Photos by Diego Mejías.
  • This pilot project is supported by multiple sectors - University of Costa Rica, Raising Coral Costa Rica, the German Cooperation for Development(GIZ), Costa Rican Government (National Conservation Areas System-SINAC), and Península Papagayo (private).

  • The goal is to use this as a model to develop a long-term coral nursery and restoration project.

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  • Congratulations to Chelsea Wolke (Hawaii Department of Aquatic Resources) who was voted by the CRC Leadership Team as the new Chair of the Land-based Working Group!

  • Congratulations also to David Suggett (University of Technology Sydney) who has been voted as the new Chair of the Field-based Working Group!

  • Congratulations to Anastazia Banaszak (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico) who has been voted as new the Steering Committee Chair to fill David Suggett’s Chair position!



Several Florida-based CRC members have created a comprehensive plan to restore seven iconic reefs of the Florida Keys. Mission: Iconic Reefs will use a phased strategy to restore several stony coral species and non-coral species to seven reefs within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The Plan aims to restore coral to 15% cover after 10 years and 25% cover after 20 years.


  • PhD opportunity fully funded through the Envision DTP between Lancaster, Nottingham, and Bangor Universities, UK. The project aims to reveal the impact of heightened aggression between fish species on coral reef resilience and recovery. Funding is limited to U.K. or E.U. students only.

  • Lab Technician- Octocoral research full time position working on population and community ecology of Caribbean octocorals in Howard Lasker laboratory University at Buffalo, NY.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Coral Cell Biology in Lewinski lab at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA).

  • Postdoctoral Position: Modeling coral reef and seagrass ecosystems. The ideal applicant would have strong quantitative skills, particularly with some combination of population modeling, bioenergetics, agent-based models, or nutrient dynamics models. The position is available beginning immediately in the Allgeier Lab at the University of Michigan.

  • PhD opportunity at The University of Leicester (UK), fully funded stipend (3.5 years) with generous research and training grant to conduct research in Coral Palaeoclimatology of the western Indian Ocean.

  • 2020 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship The NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics places PhD students studying in one of two priority areas in three year research-based fellowships. Announcements for the 2020 fellowship classes are now open. Applications are due to Sea Grant programs on January 30, 2020. 





December 2019 MEDIA ROUNDUP 

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Floating nurseries and robotic fleet deliver coral babies to damaged parts of Great Barrier Reef.

Queensland University of Technology (November 27).




The mission of the CRC is to foster collaboration and technology transfer among coral restoration scientists, practitioners, and managers, and to facilitate a community of practice that will advance coral restoration to keep pace with rapidly changing ocean and environmental conditions.

We encourage you to get involved! We are updating our CRC website to make information more readily available, and CRC’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube channel have news and current events related to coral reef restoration.
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