The Integrative Reef Conservation Research Lab’s (CORALIUM) mission is to develop inexpensive best practices for the conservation and restoration of corals & coral reefs.


  • CORALIUM conducts research on reproductive biology and ecology of corals to improve survival rates of corals at different life stages.

  • Develops simple, low-cost techniques to collect coral gametes during spawning, culture corals in the lab, and use coral recruits to restore degraded reefs.

  • Educates the public by participating in science fairs, seminars, and conferences. Trains coral restoration practitioners and students on coral reproduction and reef restoration techniques,  and produces free educational materials for teachers, politicians, and academics.




Happy March!  We have been hard at work taking feedback from Reef Futures 2018 to tweak the structure of the CRC to be more inclusive, transparent, and diverse. Stay tuned for more details and opportunities in the next newsletter! Meanwhile, check out our new CRC YouTube Channel to see videos from Reef Futures 2018!   

CRC Working Group Calls - We are in the process of updating our schedule (available soon). All are welcome to join the broad interest group webinars. 

If you want to get more involved and join a 
Core Working Group- please contact

**NO** CRC Working Group Calls in March


  • Join the International Coral Reef Society (ICRS) today and be part of a global team of reef scientists! Only 17 months to ICRS2020.

  • Videos from the August 2018 public workshop hosted by the National Academies of Science on Coral Interventions to Increase Resiliency are now available.

  • The Reef Resilience Network has hosted a new webinar on sustainable financing for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) with Ramón de León, former manager of the Bonaire National Marine Park. Ramón presents on Reef Support: a simple, robust, and customized tool that offers not only a safe way to receive money, but also access to a growing database of park visitors, a unique ticketing system, and the possibility to generate customized financial reports.  

  • Corales de Paz, the Noble Caledonia Charitable Trust, and Nature Seychelles are inviting leaders from the West Indies Ocean region to apply for its Leaders in Coral Reef Restoration Training Workshop, to be held at the Reef Rescuers Centre for Ocean Restoration Awareness & Learning (CORAL) in Praslin Island (Seychelles) June 1-10, 2019.

  • The XPRIZE Foundation seeks further input for the guidelines and requirements for the upcoming coral restoration prize. Join the online community to review and comment on the guidelines and sign up to be a competitor, judge, advisor, or sponsor.


  • The Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology is looking for a new Director. Applying before March 29, 2019 is highly recommended. Contact Darren Lerner ( with questions.

  • Coral Vita is looking for a Coral Restoration Specialist to aid their efforts in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

  • The Mote Marine Lab’s Reef Restoration Program is seeking interns.

  • Grupo Puntacana Foundation is looking for a temporary Hatchery Intern at their facility in the Dominican Republic. Please contact Victor Galvan ( if interested.

  • Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire is looking for an Assistant Coordinator to develop new and innovative ways to restore reefs that are supported by research collaborations and shared worldwide. Email applications to

  • The partnership among NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. All Islands Coral Reef Committee, and Nova Southeastern University seeks a National Coral Reef Management Fellow in Florida, USA, to build the next generation of coral reef conservation leaders and strive to address current capacity gaps, as well as build long-term management capacity in the U.S. jurisdictions by addressing local coral reef management needs.

  • Iberostar Group’s Wave of Change movement is looking for a Science Communicator to help translate the oceans biggest problems to clients and staff. The position will be based in Miami, Florida (USA).




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For the kids! Any environmentalist with children knows that high quality, engaging resources for children are hard to find. Behold two new items. One written and designed by the CRC’s own genius logo designer!!

Resources on coral conservation are hard to find. Enter new educational comic Coral Heroes for kids and interested adults! Take a journey to the vibrant world of corals reefs and learn why corals need our help - free download at SECORE International.
Until March 28th you can fund/pre-order Planet Rescue on Kickstarter! Relevant for any teacher, parent, or environmental groups that want to teach children about respecting and working towards a greener planet in an interactive and fun way.
Scientists See South Florida as Laboratory for Saving Corals.  The National Academies of Science  November report that outlines 23 strategies to help the world’s remaining reefs survive climate change. Researchers Michael Beck, left, Iliana Baums, Stephen Palumbi, Robert Richmond, and Andrew Baker discuss coral health at the Reef Futures 2018 Symposium.

Coral Restoration Foundation & Ocean Reef Club Making Progress Toward First Total Restoration of a Coral Reef. Remarkable progress has been made toward restoring Carysfort Reef in Key Largo, FL. Photo credit: CRF

Anilao (Manila, Philippines) dive spot gets coral restoration lab.  Photo: prior to the underwater deployment of the eco-reef modules (Eco-Mer)Since 2016, MPIC Foundation has been nurturing a Coral Restoration Field Laboratory in Bgy. Solo in Mabini, Batangas to help restore the marine ecosystem of the area.

Reef restoration project showing positive signs. A CORAL restoration project in the Great Barrier Reef has a 90% survival rate in the first 6 weeks. Photo credit: Reef Ecologic




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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