Where we work

The CRTR Program is a global program with research, training and knowledge exchange activities taking place worldwide.  The Program supports a network of international researchers and students from 23 countries: Australia, Belize, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Palau, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Tanzania, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States of America and Venezuela.  This network reflects the range and location of research being undertaken which is supported and / or applied through the Program.

Regional Centres of Excellence

The CRTR Program is coordinated 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.

The CRTR Program is also undertaking a number of other projects in the regions aimed at building local capacity and knowledge of coral reef ecosystems and the impacts on them.


From its base at Brisbane and at Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef, the Australasian Centre of Excellence operates as one of the largest platforms of coral reef research in the world.


The Unidad Académica Puerto Morelos is the focus for coral reef research in the Western Caribbean and is the CRTR Program’s Centre of Excellence for Mesoamerica and the Western Caribbean.

East Africa

The Institute of Marine Science based at the University of Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar, Tanzania is the East Africa Centre of Excellence for the CRTR Program.

Southeast Asia

Based at the Marine Science Institute at The University of Philippines, metropolitan Manila, and at the Bolinao Marine Laboratory in northwestern Philippines, the CRTR Program’s Southeast Asia Centre of Excellence is a hub for coral reef studies in Southeast Asia.


Australasia South East Asia East Africa Mesoamerica





  Terms Of Use     Privacy Statement     Copyright 2021