Coral Tech


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We aim to support and promote innovative technologies and methodologies aimed at protecting, studying, and restoring coral reefs.

Science Lead: Elizabeth Madin

Challenge Amount:
Submission Deadline:
May 13, 2024
Campaign Launch:
May 13, 2024

How this works

Projects must meet Experiment project guidelines and funding discretion rests with the Science Lead.

Learn more

Learn more about Experiment challenges on the challenges main page.

Challenge Aims

The Coral Tech initiative is committed to fostering breakthroughs in coral reef science and conservation. We are interested in projects that develop or enhance technologies for coral monitoring, restoration, and conservation. This includes, but is not limited to, advanced imaging techniques, AI-based analysis, innovative reef restoration methods, and novel approaches to monitor coral health and biodiversity.

Proposals should clearly describe the technology or methodology, its innovative aspects, expected outcomes, and potential impact on coral reef research, conservation, or restoration. We welcome applications from academic institutions, research organizations, NGOs, and independent scientists who are at the forefront of coral reef technology and conservation.

Particular interest will be given to projects that offer practical solutions to real-world problems affecting coral reefs, demonstrate potential for scalability, and foster collaboration across disciplines.

ROLLING SUBMISSIONS:  The goal of this small, fast grant program is to get these projects off the ground quickly. If selected, the grant (up to $10,000 with the average Science Engine grant being $4,000) towards an ongoing or new project. Project leads are encouraged to try to raise additional support from the crowdfunding process, as granted amounts may only cover part of the project funds. The sooner you fill out a project application the better (use the "start a project" link below). In addition to funding, we hope to stay engaged with the projects as mentors and supporters, helping to make the experiments a success.