Interventions to Increase the Resilience of Coral Reefs – Public Meeting Feb. 8

A new National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine study will assess potential risks and benefits of ecological and genetic interventions that could enhance the recovery and persistence of coral reefs threatened by rapidly deteriorating environmental conditions. The committee that is conducting the study will consider near-term and long-term scenarios as well as more severely degraded environmental circumstances as part of an overall risk assessment.

The committee will hold its first meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Members’ Room of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.  The public session at which the committee will hear from sponsors of the study and invited stakeholders will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Click here for more information, an agenda, or to attend the meeting remotely.  Reporters who wish to attend the meeting in person should register in advance with the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail