About NCRI

Partnerships

NCRI develops and maintains partnerships with a wide variety of organizations and researchers to fill gaps in scientific knowledge of coral reefs as they relate to issues of assessment, monitoring, and restoration. The Institute leverages funding for projects by working with local, regional, national, and international organizations on common concerns. NCRI particularly emphasizes collaboration with management authorities to ensure the optimal transfer and application of knowledge obtained through its research programs. Below is a partial listing of NCRI's valued partners.

Local and Regional Partners and Collaborators
  • Biscayne National Park
  • Broward County Environmental Protection Department
  • College of Charleston
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • State of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • State of Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
  • Florida Institute of Oceanography
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
  • Florida Sea Grant
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution
  • Kansas Geological Survey
  • Miami-Dade County Department of Environmental Resources Management
  • Ocean Watch Foundation
  • Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management
  • Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative
  • South Florida Water Management District
  • Smithsonian Marine Station
  • St. John's River Water Management District
  • State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • University of Boston
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Miami RSMAS
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • University of South Florida
U.S. Partners and Collaborators

Other States and Territories:

  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Department of Environmental Protection
  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • Roatan Institute of Marine Science
  • U.S. Virgin Islands

Federal Agencies and National Organizations:

  • National Science Foundation
  • National Center for Caribbean Coral Reef Research
  • U.S. Department of Commerce's NOAA:
    • Coastal Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Science
    • Office of Response and Restoration (ORR)/Coral Reef Conservation Program
    • Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research
    • Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment/Biogeography Program
  • Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • National Oceanographic Data Center
  • National Marine Fisheries Service
  • U.S. Coral Reef Task Force
  • U.S. Department of Defense:
    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Department of Interior:
    • National Park Service
    • U.S. Geological Survey
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
International Partners and Collaborators
  • Bahamas Department of Fisheries
  • Bermuda Biological Station for Research
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources/World Conservation Union
  • Karl-Franzens University of Graz
  • National Polytechnical Institute of Mexico
  • Petroleum Institute of the University of the United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar Supreme Council for the Environment and Natural Reserves
  • South Africa
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • United Arab Emirates Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Qatar
  • World Bank Global Environment Fund
  • World Wildlife Fund