WHO WE ARE
VI Reef Response is a coral restoration program located in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) created to increase the health and diversity of coral reefs around the Virgin Islands while empowering the local community to cope with changing environmental conditions.
VI Reef Response's mission is to stimulate coral reef ecosystem health through coral restoration, promote community involvement through citizen science, and ensure best practices through scientific research.
Our primary goals include:
Increase the abundance and diversity of reef-building corals in the USVI.
Increase community involvement in coral reef conservation and research.
Collect scientific data that can be used to improve the efficacy of coral restoration practices.