The second global workshop of CORAL's two-year reef resilience to climate change training and management program was a first-of-its-kind event. Reef resilience trainings have historically targeted only reef managers, but CORAL adapted this training's curriculum for a new audience—marine recreation providers.
Since marine recreation providers make trips to the reef daily, they sometimes detect subtle changes before a reef manager does. CORAL has expanded our training program to include these savvy professionals so that they will be able to detect early warning signs on the reef and respond to them effectively.
The participants in this pilot training, who hail from coral reef destinations throughout the Caribbean and Mesoamerica, will lead replication trainings this fall. Their trainings will target dive shops and other key marine recreation businesses in their home countries.
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Barbados: Andre Miller - Owner of Barbados Blue Water Sports, PADI Project Aware Coordinator for Barbados, and Reef Check Coordinator for the Eastern Caribbean region
Belize: Shawn Young - Owner of Pirate's Point Adventure Tours
Bonaire : Dedrie Pedersen - Co-owner, manager, divemaster, and snorkel guide for Woodwind Sail and Snorkel
British Virgin Islands: Kathryn Brunn - Owner and operator of UBS Dive Center and founder of Reef Guardians
Curacao: Andrew Kirchner - Independent SCUBA instructor
Dominican Republic: Gustavo Torreira - Owner of Gus Dive Center
Dominican Republic: Ruben Torres - President of Reef Check Dominican Republic and president and environmental consultant for Tec Unlimited
Grenada: Christine Finney - Owner and manager of Eco Dive & Trek and instructor for PADI Project AWARE Coral Watch
Honduras: Christianne Etches - Instructor and divemaster for West End Divers, CORAL Reef Leader, and member of the Roatan Coral Reef CSI assessment team
Mexico: Adrian Medina - Instructor for Sand Dollar Sports and CORAL Reef Leader
Kenneth Johnson - Mesoamerican Regional Manager for the Coral Reef Alliance
Ramon de Leon - Manager of the Bonaire National Marine Park
Ricardo Gomez Lozano - Director of the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park
Rick MacPherson - Conservation Programs Director for the Coral Reef Alliance
Naneng Setiasih - Coral Triangle Regional Manager for the Coral Reef Alliance
Alan Strong - Consultant for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coral Reef Watch Program
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