The Ruth Gates Coral Restoration Innovation Grants is a tribute to the work and life of Dr. Ruth Gates. It aims to build on her efforts to address the decline in coral reefs through innovative science and research.
Globally, coral reefs are rapidly declining in health. Some coral restoration efforts have been successful at a local level. The development of innovative interventions are needed to improve the efficiency and long-term effectiveness of coral restoration activities. This will allow us to restore resilient, genetically diverse, and reproductively viable coral populations at a larger scale.