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The Cozumel Coral Conservatory

Living Sea Sculpture - United States of America (USA)

Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all

The Cozumel Coral Conservatory (CozCC) is a unique place to preserve and grow corals uniting science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).

A diverse coalition of all ages, including nonprofits, universities, individuals, private entities, and governmental institutions, are working to protect, monitor, and rehabilitate the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef in Cozumel, Mexico. The CozCC aims to increase coral coverage, marine biodiversity, and shore protection in the Villa Blanca Reef tract through recognized best practices and groundbreaking innovation while offering novel opportunities for ocean engagement, science education and employment made possible through trans-disciplinary collaboration. Natural coral heads, as well as artistic and functional artificial reef structures and sculptures, populate the seafloor in this shallow reef. The CozCC bridges quantitative science and the originality of hands-on creation to scale coral restoration and strive for a balanced, healthy ocean.

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Marine Life 2030

Start date: 22/01/2022
End date: 30/12/2030

Lead Contact: Colleen Flanigan (