SECORE International (www.secore.org) is a leading conservation organization for the restoration and protection of coral reefs, based in Columbus, Ohio. SECORE employs a multidisciplinary approach combining research, restoration, education and outreach for the conservation of coral reefs. The organization has established a global network of scientists, public aquarium professionals and local authorities, partners and stakeholders. Together with its partners, SECORE carries restoration research, develops and implements innovative strategies and techniques to allow future restoration at much larger scales than currently possible. Through the Global Coral Restoration Project, SECORE aims at restoring reef ecosystems functioning and services around the world.