MSC Foundation Signs Agreement With University Of Miami And Nova Southeastern University, Marking Official Kick-Off Of The Implementation Of Its Super Coral Programme
The MSC Foundation has signed agreements with the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and Nova Southeastern University (Florida) finalising the terms of the graduate internship programme that will support its Super Coral Programme research and development activities in 2021 using a blended approach (virtual and on site at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in the Bahamas).
This marks the kick-off of the implementation phase of the innovative programme that the MSC Foundation conceived together with a panel of experts as its own urgent response to the emergency of coral reefs approaching increasingly imminent extinction due to climate change and pollution.
Pierfrancesco Vago, Chair of the MSC Group’s MSC Foundation Executive Committee, commented: “This partnership marks an important step forward in our commitment to implement a marine conservation programme to reverse the steep decline of coral reefs around the globe, which threatens a quarter of all marine life. The ocean is in our DNA, which is why the Super Coral programme is more than a local initiative to protect and restore the coral reefs around Ocean Cay and Florida. It is designed to build unique expertise in the study and practice of coral resilience, developing a model that can be successfully replicated around the world.”
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