Maldivian Coral Reef Restoration Workshop IV Edition - Applications open

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Federica Marialuisa Siena

Nov 9, 2022, 9:44:40 AM11/9/22

Dear Colleagues,

The University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy, in partnership with Coral Restoration Foundation and Corales de Paz would like to announce the upcoming 4th edition of the International Workshop "MALDIVIAN CORAL REEF RESTORATION".

In the 2023 version of this intensive 8-day, 80-hour, hands-on, in-water training we will introduce a new nursery type to the toolbox of available nurseries for growing corals underwater in the Maldives, the Coral Treeᵀᴹ. The workshop touches on current best practices, appropriate design,logistics and evaluation of a restoration project, and the program will be divided into a series of classroom lessons and field activities. Lessons will be held at the MaRHE Center ( Magoodhoo Island, Faafu Atoll,Republic of Maldives.

All field activities will be carried out with SCUBA diving and snorkelling equipment.

Registration deadline: 15 December 2022

The workshop will be led by Dr. Simone Montano of the University ofMilano-Bicocca and by Dr. Phanor H Montoya-Maya (Restoration ProgramManager of the Coral Restoration Foundation).

During this training participants will:

  • build Coral Treeᵀᴹ nurseries
  • populate coral nurseries
  • maintain and monitor underwater coral nurseries
  • out-plant corals onto a degraded reef site
  • improve their knowledge on coral identification
  • assess and monitor nurseries and sites for coral reef restoration
  • understand the best practices for carrying out coral reef restoration project

After completion of the workshop, participants will be provided with a certificate of practice and knowledge on coral reef restoration through the international virtual certification Open Badge issued by the Universityof Milano-Bicocca. 

The full program with details, costs and practical information can be downloaded here

For any additional information, feel free to send an email to or  

Best Wishes,

MaRHE Center Staff

University of Milano-Bicocca
MaRHE Center

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