Uniting the World's Coral Restoration Community
In response to rapidly deteriorating climate, land, and ocean conditions and the concomitant expansion of active coral restoration, the Coral Restoration Consortium was created as a coordinating body that seeks to disseminate best practices, foster technological innovation, and identify and help to address key gaps.
All actions are intended to improve the efficiency with which coral reefs are restored such that reef ecosystems can protect coastlines, foster fisheries, serve as the basis for many economies, and be enjoyed for their diversity by future generations.
The Coral Restoration Consortium is driven by action and results. We believe that through innovation, open access to data and education, and a collaborative, coordinated approach, we can provide goal setting and supporting resources to restore coral reefs in an ecologically meaningful manner to help ensure their sustainability for future generations.
We act with honesty, respect, and integrity at all times, promoting inclusion and diverse opinions, while focused exclusively on achieving the Consortium’s mission above personal agendas. Our decisions are fact-based, and we work to promote a positive, collaborative environment that fosters teamwork and information sharing.
In the past six years, CRC has evolved into a high-level community of practice with thousands of coral reef professionals sharing one mission: enabling coral reef ecosystems to adapt and survive the 21st century and beyond. We are an exchange of research and knowledge. We work at a rapid pace so we aren’t redundant.
We are coral reef restoration practitioners who interact on an ongoing basis in order to share best practices and create new knowledge.
We gather in face-to-face meetings as well as web-based collaborative environments to communicate, network, and learn.
We are a network of people with the skills and knowledge necessary to get corals into the water more quickly because the relationships we need are already there. When we hit a roadblock or need to understand what role our science could play, our community knows where to turn.
We are a diverse community that is global, regional and local. Join us!
Inclusive. We are open and charitable to all voices – those from reef-dependent communities as well as commercial for-profit entities.
Equity. We understand that we do not all start from the same place and adjust for those imbalances accordingly. Viewing our organization and outputs through a lens of equity is ongoing mission and we understand that this cannot happen unless we first identify intentional and unintentional barriers that exist.
Ahimsa. Though innovation is welcome, the practices we promote and work we contribute to should never do more harm than good in terms of the ecological integrity of a reef or system of reefs.
Impactful. Corals are in crisis and our work should have a measurable effect on the field of coral restoration while not exacerbating global climate change.
Knowledge-driven. We seek out and use traditional, local, and scientific knowledge in the practices we promote.
Fun! Our products, meetings, and communications are fun so that it is a joy to work together and build our community