reef Monitoring, Assessment  and  characterization

  • Rapid assessments to characterize the reef and identify threats
  • Permanent stations are monitored to determine impacts and follow recovery
  • Corals are sampled to evaluate their genetics and health
  • Management strategies are developed to rehabilitate reefs and enhance resilience


Reef Clean-Up

  • Crown of thorns starfish removals
  • Control of population explosions of coral-eating snails (Drupella sp.)
  • Removal of plastics, metal, ropes, discarded fishing gear and other trash
  • Treatment of diseased corals

coral gardening and rehabilitation

  • Broken corals that are likely to die are collected for rehabilitation programs
  • Coral nurseries are established to propagate fast-growing corals
  • Corals are outplanted onto damaged reef systems


  • Local divers, dive operators, and visitors are trained in reef assessment and clean-up activities
  • Students and communities are trained in coral nursery and restoration techniques
  • Local divers and students are trained to become Reef Guardians
  • Volunteers work with the scientists on conservation projects

Coral reef education and resource development

  • Educational seminars at resorts, schools, colleges, public aquaria and government agencies
  • Development of educational materials and resources for schools, communities and resorts
  • Development of web-based and social media materials
  • Data compilation and sharing

Conservation, Protection, Restoration

coral reef cpr

consultancy services