What we do

The Coral Reef Targeted Research & Capacity Building for Management Program (CRTR) is a leading international coral reef research initiative that provides a coordinated approach to credible, factual and scientifically-proven knowledge for improved coral reef management.

The CRTR Program is a partnership between the Global Environment Facility, the World Bank, The University of Queensland (Australia), the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and approximately 50 research institutes and other third parties around the world. Meet our partners

The CRTR Program is co-ordinated across geographic nodes - Centres of Excellence – Philippines, Mexico, Zanzibar and Australia - that reflect the regional distribution of coral reefs and the management initiatives underway to conserve them. These regional nodes are the focal points for research carried out by international scientists through coordinated Working Groups which address the following research themes:

The overall research framework ensures integration between the Working Groups and is overseen by a Synthesis Panel of key research leaders.

The CRTR is composed of leading international researchers from across the globe who are operating under the six scientific Working Groups and regional Centres of Excellence.Meet our people

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