giving coral reefs a future

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

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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 are hiring a Research Scientist for our project in the Bahamas. (job description)

  • We are looking for an Intern to join our team on Curaçao for the upcoming spawning season. (details) 

  • We are looking for a Project Engineer. (job description)

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

Dr. John Parkinson, Research Scientist Miami

Kelly Latijnhouwers, M.Sc., Restoration Technician Curacao

Sandra Mendoza Quiroz, M.Sc., Restoration Technician Mexico

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

Christoph Haacke – BioDivers

 

Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Margaret Miller, SECORE International, Chair

Dr. Anastazia Banaszak – National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico

Dr. Alasdair Edwards – Newcastle University, UK

Dr. Iliana Baums – Penn State University, USA

Dr. James Guest – Newcastle University, UK

Dr. Laurie Raymundo – University of Guam, USA

Dr. Mark Vermeij – CARMABI Foundation / University of Amsterdam, Curacao

Dr. Rebecca Albright - California Academy of Sciences, 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

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

Margaret W. Miller, Philip J. Colburn, Emma Pontes, Dana E. Williams, Allan J. Bright, Xaymara M. Serrano, Esther C. Peters 2019. Genotypic variation in disease susceptibility among cultured stocks of elkhorn and staghorn corals. PeerJ 7:e6751 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6751
2019/1 - Genotypic variation in disease susceptibility among cultured stocks of elkhorn and staghorn corals

Aaron A. Hartmann, Kristen L. Marhaver, Anke Klueter, Michael T. Lovci, Collin J. Closek, Erika Diaz, Valérie F. Chamberland, Frederick I. Archer, Dimitri D. Deheyn, Mark J.A. Vermeij, Monica Medina (2018): Acquisition of obligate mutualist symbionts during the larval stage is not beneficial for a coral host, Molecular Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/mec.149
2018/4 - Acquisition of obligate mutualist symbionts during the larval stage is not beneficial for a coral host


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SECORE's lead partners are:

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

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