Zanzibar Coral

Funded: July 2011 The Zanzibar coral project is a collaboration between Jurgen Theiss at Theiss Research, USA, and Alfonse Dubi, Director of the Institute of Marine Sciences in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The project’s goal is to contribute to the development of a coastal model of the dynamics of the Zanzibar Channel, which is needed to help address pressing issues such as pollution, beach erosion, and the health of coral reefs. To find out more about the organization receiving the award, visit the blog of one researcher at, and check out the research page for the entire project at