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The Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean
Coral Restoration Micro-Fragmentation Workshop

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Date and Time

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 9:00AM to 12:30PM


Westin Puntacana Resort & Club, main meeting room, and the Center for Marine Innovation at Grupo Puntacana Foundation


Dr. David Vaughan, Plant a Million Corals

Reservation and Logistics

Reservations are required. Reservations can be make on site at the AMLC Conference or by emailing The workshop is limited to 25 people. A sign-up sheet will be available until Tuesday afternoon during the AMLC conference. The workshop is free, and transportation will be provided from the Four Points hotel to the Westin hotel for a presentation, and to the Center for Marine Innovation for the hands-on workshop. Return transportation will be provided to both the Four Points and Westin hotels.


This introductory coral microfragmentation training workshop is available to registered attendees of the AMLC conference. It is being hosted by the Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean, Grupo Puntacana Foundation at its Center for Marine Innovation and The Nature Conservancy. The workshop will consist of a series of techniques from cutting donor colonies, recovery protocols, to water system and raceway tank set-up. Participants will have a chance to fragment and attach donor fragments; a good opportunity to exchange ideas with existing and future micro-fragmentation practitioners.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes. It is possible that clothing might get wet.


9:00 AM Meet at the Westin Puntacana Resort & Club for a 45 minute presentation on the history of micro-fragmentation process.

9:45 AM Transport to the Grupo Puntacana Foundation Center for Marine Innovation.

10:00 AM Walking tour and explanation of water systems, tank and plumbing set-ups, labs, and full process flows.

10:45 AM Hands-on micro-fragmentation cutting demonstration, substrate manufacturing and attachment methods, and operational raceway maintenance and management.

11:30 AM Question, answer, and discussion period.

12:00 PM Transportation back to the Westin and Four Points hotels
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