Even though Oregon is located thousands of miles from the nearest tropical coral reef, Oregon State University has a unique cluster of coral science expertise. The pressures facing the world's tropical corals are a global problem that impacts the health of the entire marine environment.

This site collects coral resources and points to some of the people and initiatives who work in these vital ecosystems, seeking to understand and solve some of the biggest issues of our time.

These labs and projects explore issues relating to coral reefs around the world:

Global Coral Microbiome Project

Eli Meyer Lab

Rebecca Vega Thurber Lab

Virginia Weis Lab

Kerry McPhail Lab

OSU Scientific Diving Program