SECORE Workshop, Curacao 20 August - 30 August 2013
Date: 2013/08/20 – 2013/08/30
Location: Curacao, The Netherland Antilles
Website: SECORE Workshop
In collaboration with the CARMABI Foundation and the Curacao Sea Aquarium, SECORE has established a coral breeding center in Curacao in 2010.
if you are interested to join, please contact us as soon as possible @ Mike Brittsan Mike.Brittsan@columbuszoo.org (U.S. applicants for Curacao), Mitch Carl firstname.lastname@example.org (U.S. applicants for Guam) or Dirk Petersen email@example.com (non-U.S. applicants). There are only a few slots left! For those who have already registered and haven't received a confirmation yet, please let us know.
On behalf of all organizers,
Dirk Petersen, Mitch Carl and Mike Brittsan
The SECORE Foundation is an international non-profit organization to promote coral reef conservation through research, education, outreach, and restoration. As part of its training and outreach program, SECORE plans to organize two field workshops in 2013.
The goal of the workshop program is to train local stakeholders and a limited number of public aquarium affiliates in coral breeding and restoration techniques, and related disciplines during a 10-day hands-on training workshop. For more information on SECORE's workshop program, please visit our latest weblog at <http://www.secorefoundation.wordpress.com/>
The workshop fee for public aquarium affiliates is $1,500 USD which covers basically all costs during the workshop such as accommodation, food, diving, etc.
The locations and dates are:
Curacao, Aug 20 - 30, 2013:
In collaboration with the CARMABI Foundation and the Curacao Sea Aquarium, SECORE has established a coral breeding center in Curacao in 2010. The aim of the center is to develop restoration techniques for endangered Caribbean corals such as the ESA and IUCN listed Elkhorn coral Acropora palmata, and to initiate restoration efforts on the island and elsewhere using the developed techniques. The workshop will be hosted by CARMABI and the Curacao Sea Aquarium during the annual mass spawning event of the Elkhorn coral.
Guam, July 25 - Aug 3, 2013:
In collaboration with the University of Guam (UOG) and Underwater World Guam (UWW), SECORE is about to start a multi-year coral restoration program in Guam. UOG and UWW offer their facilities to initiate a coral breeding center to develop and apply restoration techniques for locally and ecologically relevant coral species, and to initiate a public outreach program for Guam.
The kick off for this program will be a workshop hosted by UOG and UWW during the annual multi-species spawning event.
If you wish to participate in one of the workshops, please let us know your preference asap. Since slots are limited, we will give preference depending on the order of incoming applications. If all slots for one workshop are taken, we might offer you a slot for the other workshop.
Dr. Dirk Petersen