2017 Youth Action Plan Project

We enthusiastically  announce our third year of partnering with Bluecology to bring a dynamic team of students, educators, and researchers with us to Ulithi in 2017. The team will  work  together  with community leaders, local students and the OPOR science team to assist with the second stage of developing an action plan for youth leadership.  This […]

John B Rulmal Jr wins 2016 CORAL Conservation Prize!

Congratulations Junior! Our 2016 CORAL Conservation Prize Winner John B Rulmal Jr is passionate, driven and dedicated. He is one of the inspirational visionaries making remarkable advancements in reef conservation and management along with his community on the Ulithi Atoll in the Federated States of Micronesia. CORAL is pleased to honor Mr. Rulmal and his […]

Ultihi Team visiting Santa Cruz!

The local team for Ulithi Atoll will be visiting California to talk about their award winning work along with the Santa Cruz Science team! come hear how they are changing the way coral reef conservation is achieved… Thursday 22 September 2016 Cabrillo Horticulture Rm 5005 5:30PM  

New Events for 2016

Jan 5, 2016: OneNOAA Science Seminar Series Coral Reefs in a Changing Climate: Combining Indigenous Traditions and Western Science for Sustainable Coral Reef Management in the Micronesian Outer Islands Remote access (webinar) or live 12:00-1:00 EST  NOAA Headquarters SSMC4 – Large Conference Room – 8150 Remote Access: Mymeeting webinars. For Audio dial toll-free (U.S.) 1-877-708-1667. Enter code 7028688# […]

OPOR featured in UCSC news: Bridging science and tradition

A recently published article highlights One People One Reef’s accomplishments and highlights the important work ahead to bridge modern science with the traditional culture.  It illustrates the work being done towards a conservation strategy shaped by local islanders to protect the marine resources that support their way of life. “All we were doing was reviving tradition,” Crane […]

A Night on the Turtle Islands: Guest Post from Deena

We recently shared some reflections from Samantha, who joined us for our 2015 trip to Ulithi as a part of our Youth Expedition with BluEcology. Here, Deena shares her experience from camping out at the Turtle Islands on June 24 with the youth team. Read the rest of her notes from this year’s trip and see more […]