Recovering the Coral Reef Communities of the Gulf

Diving for DNA

Abu Dhabi provides the ideal natural laboratory for researchers to explore how environmental and human-triggers affect reef fauna in the Arabian Gulf. What they learn in Abu Dhabi, could provide important insights into coral reef's ability to survive climate change worldwide.

In the News

Our researchers are frequently featured in the local and international media.

Hamour than meets the eye: NYUAD study reveals species' secret
The National | December 12, 2015

Corals get by with a little help from a friend
Nature Asia | October 15, 2015

The beauty beneath the waves: Jebel Ali
The National | July 14, 2015

Guardians of Ras Ghanada: Abu Dhabi's most vibrant coral reef
The National | July 5, 2015

New species of algae saves Arabian Gulf Coral
The National | March 2, 2015

Special Report: Gulf coasts require long-term protection efforts
The National | February 22, 2015

Mapping the UAE's undiscovered coral reefs
Gulf News | February 20, 2015


Past Events, Conferences, and Workshops

Feb 15 to Feb 17, 2015

Coral reefs of Arabia: New insights & opportunities on our regional reefs

Sep 22 to Sep 26, 2013

Conserving Coral Reefs in The Arabian Gulf: A Capacity Building Workshop

Jun 16 to Jun 21, 2013

NYU Abu Dhabi for Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation Marine Biology Training Workshop

Sep 16 to Sep 22, 2012

The Biology of Coral Reefs in Extreme Environments

Jan 17 to Jan 19, 2012

Coral Reefs of the Gulf