giving coral reefs a future

worldwide coral reef conservation through research, education, outreach, and restoration

Deutsche Version SECORE on Facebook SECORE on Twitter SECORE on YouTube Contact SECORE Visit the SECORE shop

About us

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).

 

For media inquiries please contact:

Dr. Carin Jantzen, c.jantzen@secore.org & Sina Löschke, s.loeschke@secore.org

Current job openings

  • We do not have any vacancies right now.

Staff

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

Bart Shepherd, M.Sc.– secretary – Steinhart AquariumCal. Academy of Sciences, 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. Mark Vermeij – CARMABI Foundation / University of Amsterdam, Curacao

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

Richard Ross – Steinhart AquariumCalifornia Academy of Sciences, USA

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

 

Legal advice

Peter A. Precario – Attorney at Law, Columbus, USA

Dr. Alexander Bulach – Attorney at Law, Munich, Germany

Lead partners

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
California Academy of Science
The Nature Conservancy

References




In the media




Scientific publications

Iliana Baums, Andrew Baker, Sarah Davies, Andréa Grottoli, Carly Kenkel, Sheila Kitchen, Ilsa Kuffner, Todd LaJeunesse, Mikhail Matz, Margaret Miller, John E. Parkinson, Andrew A. Shantz (2019): Considerations for maximizing the adaptive potential of restored coral populations in the western Atlantic, doi.org/10.1002/eap.1978
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


Save our future - protect coral reefs

Mail to info@secore.org or fill out the form
SeCoRe SeCoRe
SECORE International, Inc.
4673 Northwest Parkway Hilliard
Ohio, 43026
USA
phone: +1 - 614 - 969 - 3150


Meet our supporters

SECORE's lead partners are:

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
California Academy of Science
The Nature Conservancy

Sign up for the newsletter

Click here to sign up for the SECORE newsletter.