Ocean Research and Education Foundation
Big Pine Key, FL 33043, USA
Marine research, Coral reefs conservation
ORE focuses on two program areas with a strong focus on coral reefs, amongst others: 1. Ocean Research and Exploration Program: promotes the scientific inquiry by supporting field-based research and investigations that span broad geologic time-spans and across multidisciplinary fields. One of the cornerstones of ORE’s research programs has been Dr. Ginsburg’s establishment and operation of the Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment Program (AGRRA) which focuses on the understanding and protection of coral reefs. Additional projects have included the use of submersibles to explore deep sea corals and the investigation into shallow water stromatolites – Earth’s oldest fossils. 2. Ocean Education and Inspiration Program.