giving coral reefs a future

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

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About us

SECORE International, Inc. is a leading conservation organization for the restoration of coral reefs. With sound science as the basis of our work, findings and developed methods are translated by engineers into innovative techniques and tools to implement reef restoration at much larger scales than currently possible―which is urgently needed, regarding the dire situation of coral reefs worldwide.

We have established a global network of scientists, public aquarium professionals as well as local authorities, partners and stakeholders. We share our knowledge in training events and workshops, and mentor our partners for implementing new techniques on-site.

Our focus is to work with breeding corals, enabling us to get huge numbers of coral babies by collecting coral germ cells during natural spawning events on the reef, while supporting the corals' genetic diversity and consequently promoting reef resilience at the same time. We develop tools to raise corals without the need for sophisticated land-based facilities and to bring them back to the wild in more efficient ways. We are dedicated to giving coral reefs a fighting chance for the future!

Our Mission: creating and sharing the tools and technologies to sustainably restore coral reefs worldwide.

Our Vision: a world where thriving coral reefs support healthy oceans for future generations.

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 and Lucas Ney, l.ney@secore.org

Current job openings

  • see our vacancies at OUR WORK - Job Opportunities with SECORE 

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

Lucas Ney, Vice-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

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

Suchana Patel - marketing advisor

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
Columbus Zoo
The Nature Conservancy

References




In the media




Scientific publications

John Everett Parkinson Andrew C. Baker Iliana B. Baums Sarah W. Davies Andréa G. Grottoli Sheila A. Kitchen Mikhail V. Matz Margaret W. Miller Andrew A. Shantz Carly D. Kenkel (2020): Molecular tools for coral reef restoration: Beyond biomarker discovery. Conservation Letters, DOI: 10.1111/conl.12687
2020/1 - Molecular tools for coral reef restoration: Beyond biomarker discovery

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


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Meet our supporters

SECORE's lead partners are:

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

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