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Knowledge Sharing

We often think of gaining new information through classrooms, conferences, and scientific publications. These avenues, however, are often inaccessible to many in the restoration community, occur infrequently, and are biased towards success stories. There is also a wealth of valuable information spread across websites, or as institutional knowledge within companies or individuals. Beyond our traditional publications, our goal is to provide frequent chances for members of the restoration community to share their work and ideas.

Here are some of the ways we increase knowledge sharing:


Restoration Resource Center
The Restoration Resource Center (RRC) is an open-access, crowd-sourced clearinghouse for information on restoration. The RRC includes:
  • an international Project Database with specific project information including project goals and methods, and key lessons to allow practitioners to learn from and connect directly with others working in their region,
  • a Resource Database with over 3,000 resources including conference videos, links to online databases and resources, white papers, and peer-reviewed papers,
  • a Business Directory to easily find environmental and restoration leaders in private industry, and an Academic Directory of higher-education restoration programs
We host a monthly webinar series with researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers from around the world. More than 2,000 people participate in our live events each year, and recordings are included in our Webinar Library for review later. 
SERNews and Monthly Newsletters
SERNews is our quarterly members digital magazine. Each issue includes articles focused on a contemporary theme by written practitioners and researchers from around the world, and includes updates, news, and featured resources. We also share monthly newsletters to engage the restoration community on upcoming events, new resources and news in the restoration field, and opportunities to engage with the Society.
Translations of Our Core Documents
As a global society, our goal is to make our core documents accessible to everyone, often through working with volunteer translators that live in the communities where the translation will be used. This includes two languages for our our TNC-partner coral reef restoration guide, six languages for the 2016 version of our Standards, and 11 for our Primer on Ecological Restoration. We are currently working on translations for the 2019 update of the Standards, and it is currently available in Chinese.