Coral Research & Development Accelerator Platform

Coral Research & Development Accelerator Platform

Coral Research & Development Accelerator Platform 1920 1081 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Coral Research and Development Accelerator Platform (CORDAP) – Saudi Arabia

The Coral Research & Development Accelerator Platform’s (CORDAP) main activity is the funding, implementation, and management of coordinated and collaborative global R&D programs for the conservation of warm- and cold-water corals.

Specifically, CORDAP-funded projects will accelerate the development, and pilot testing, of next-generation, accessible, scalable, and affordable solutions to conserve and restore corals and coral reefs. Other key objectives of CORDAP are to connect existing national, regional, and international R&D programs, provide advanced R&D training, facilitate access to information and research facilities for scientists in developing countries, and leverage the R&D capacity of the private sector to meet these goals.

As a not-for-profit foundation funded by voluntary contributions, the platform has an Initiative Governing Committee composed of member countries and coral organizations and is guided by an international Scientific and Advisory Committee.

Start Date: 01/06/2021
End Date: 30/06/2031

Lead Contact: Anderson Mayfield (

challenges: 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 5- Ocean-Climate Nexus, 9- Capacity Development
ocean_basins: All Ocean Basins
type_of_action: Contribution


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