SECORE International is a leading conservation organization for the restoration and protection of coral reefs.
SECORE applies a multidisciplinary strategy combining research, active reef restoration, education, and outreach for the conservation of coral reefs. We have established a global network of scientists, public aquarium professionals and local authorities, partners and stakeholders.
Together with our partners we carry out restoration research, develop and implement innovative strategies and techniques to allow future reef restoration at much larger scales than currently possible. Through the Global Coral Restoration Project we aim at restoring reef ecosystem functioning and services around the world.
SECORE International is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The corporation is based in Ohio (USA).
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Dr. Dirk Petersen, Founder and Executive Director
Kara Rising, MACC, Administrative Manager
Aric Bickel, M.A., Operations Manager
Dr. Margaret Miller, Research Director
Dr. Valérie Chamberland, Research Scientist Curacao
Kelly Latijnhouwers, M.Sc., Caribbean Restoration Coordinator
Sandra Mendoza Quiroz, M.Sc., Restoration Technician Mexico
Miles Louis McGonigle, Project Engineer, Miami
Dr. Carin Jantzen, PR Officer
Sina Löschke, M.Sc., Associate PR Officer
Board of Directors
Dr. Richard Shank – chairman – The Shank Family Foundation, USA
Mike Brittsan, M.Sc. – vice-chairman – USA
Laura Byrne, Esq. – treasurer – Byrne and Byrne, USA
Michelle Galligan – chair Governance Committee – ViaVero, USA
Clyde Woodburn – Clyde and Connie Woodburn Foundation, USA
Suzanne Green – The Green Foundation, USA
Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Margaret Miller, SECORE International, Chair
Dr. Anastazia Banaszak – National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico
Dr. Iliana Baums – Penn State University, USA
Dr. James Guest – Newcastle University, UK
Dr. Rebecca Albright - California Academy of Sciences, USA
Prof. Peter Harrison - Director, Marine Ecology Research Centre, Southern Cross University, Australia
Dr. Valerie Paul, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, USA
Zoo and Aquarium Advisory Board
Aric Bickel, SECORE International, Chair
Mark Schick – Shedd Aquarium, USA
Mitch Carl – Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, USA
Media and Communications
Paul Selvaggio – photography, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Vanessa Cara-Kerr - videography and production, Reef Patrol
Nele Schütz - graphic design, Nele Schütz Design
Mike McCue - videography, Underwater World Guam
Claartje Visser – consulting, CLAARTJEVISSER.NL
Peter A. Precario – Attorney at Law, Columbus, USA
Dr. Alexander Bulach – Attorney at Law, Munich, Germany
In the media
2019/02 - Feature about Dr. Anastazia Banaszak, lead of our joint restoration project in Mexico, Lenny Letter
Collapsing coral reefs — can we rebuild them?
2019/01 - Interview with Research Director Margaret Miller on Radio CBC - Quirks & Quarks
How to raise baby corals?
2018/9 - Video portrait of SECORE Research Scientist Valérie Chamberland, produced by Exposure Labs
2019/4 - Considerations for maximizing the adaptive potential of restored coral populations in the western Atlantic
Jay Fisch, Crawford Drury, Erica K. Towle, Rivah N. Winter, Margaret W. Miller (2019): Physiological and reproductive repercussions of consecutive summer bleaching events of the threatened Caribbean coral Orbicella faveolata, Coral Reef, doi.org/10.1007/s00338-019-01817-5
2019/3 - Physiological and reproductive repercussions of consecutive summer bleaching events of the threatened Caribbean coral O
Kelly E. Speare, Alain Duran, Margaret W. Miller, Deron E. Burkepile: Sediment associated with algal turfs inhibit the settlement of two endangered coral species, Marine Pollution Bulletin 144 (2019) 189–195, doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.04.066
2019/2 - Sediment associated with algal turfs inhibit the settlement of two endangered coral species
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