Recommendations from the Workshop to Advance the Science and Practice of Caribbean Coral Restoration
National Marine Fisheries Service
"The Workshop to Advance the Science and Practice of Caribbean Coral Restoration occurred Nov 15-17 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The goals achieved at the workshop were to foster collaboration and technology transfer among coral restoration scientists, practitioners, and managers, and to initiate a community of practice that will continue to address the multiple, rapidly expanding and evolving paths to active coral restoration in the evolutionary history of coral reef ecosystems. The theme of scaling up restoration to meet the needs of ecosystem recovery was woven throughout sessions on translating genetics into the practice of coral restoration, increasing efficiencies of in-water nurseries, improving outplanting techniques, the role of larval propagation, monitoring to quantify restoration success at multiple scales, and more."