The Coral Reef Conservation Program is a partnership between the NOAA Line Offices that work on coral reef issues. We bring together expertise from across NOAA for a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and conserving coral reef ecosystems.
The Adaptation Design Tool was created to help coral reef managers incorporate climate —smart design into their programs and projects at any stage of planning and implementation. It includes worksheets, instructions, and examples, as well as resources and lessons learned, to support managers in adapting their management actions to be more effective in the context of climate change.
The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program was established in 2000 by the Coral Reef Conservation Act. Headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, the program is part of NOAA's Office for Coastal Management.