What: Coral restoration is occurring across the globe and experts are usually under water.
Why: Restoration is a fast moving field and small groups can help solve big problems.
Convene sub-communities of practiceConnected by region, expertise, or special interest, the CRC Groups are designed for rapid knowledge sharing, restoration practice support, and advancing the field as a whole.
Our groups are working on a wide range of projects from health screening protocols to certifying lab-raised corals, optimizing transport and creating robotics, and even how-to web series of best practices.
Regional Practitioner Groups - share successes and failures in shared time zones and language
Topical Issue Groups - tackle problems that move the field forward
Working Groups - self-running, formed as needed and as CRC bandwidth allows.
You are welcome to sign up for as many working groups as are of interest. See links for additional details on each working group.
Joining a CRC Group gives you access to emerging and existing resources and best practices, ongoing meetings and networking, topical and technical webinars and a community of coral reef restoration practitioners working in diverse geographic locations.
CRC Working Groups work together to develop solutions-oriented action plans and establish best management practices, working at a pace that reflects the urgency of the coral reef crisis.
Working Groups have two levels of participation:
The “core” group of ~10 subject-matter experts, researchers, scientists, and professionals dedicated to achieving working group priorities within a 3-5 year time frame. The “core” group may meet virtually as often as twice per month and in-person once per year.
The “broad interest group” is invited to join virtual meetings wherein the “core” group presents on their work and priorities, answer questions and share needs from the field.