THE BAHAMAS CORAL INNOVATION HUB
“We innovate coral restoration techniques to help reverse the decline of Bahamian coral reefs.”
The Bahamas Coral Innovation Hub (BCIH) is a center for development, implementation, and dissemination of scalable coral restoration techniques to help counteract coral reef decline. We’ve created a research facility that hosts a network of integrative people, such as coral scientists, conservation managers, local stakeholders, students, and educators from around the world! The BCIH, located in South Eleuthera in The Bahamas, is a collaboration between the Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS), Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI), and The Nature Conservancy (TNC).
Here at the hub, our main goal is to innovate restoration techniques and integrate scientific research to maintain the genetic diversity of coral reefs and rehabilitate degraded reefs at a larger scale. Our restoration efforts are focused on 3 core areas of research: nursery-reared coral fragments, coral microfragmentation, and larval propagation. We also involve students within our research activities to encourage younger generations to pursue careers in marine conservation, as well as raise community awareness about the importance of coral reefs.