Internships with Institute for Marine Research
The Institute for Marine Research (IMR) is a non-profit organization founded in 2018. Based in Dauin, Philippines, IMR’s mission is to conduct long-term and fine-scale research on coastal marine ecosystems. They publish their findings in scientific papers, furthering marine science globally, whilst also using what they learn for community outreach programs. These are designed to encourage locally-led marine conservation strategies in coastal communities.
Their research focuses on coral bleaching and disease, corallivorous invertebrates, pollution, and community-based marine conservation. IMR does vital work for marine life in the Philippines and the furtherment of marine science around the world. Their research helps to protect coral reefs and all kinds of other marine ecosystems. Moreover, their education and outreach programs raise awareness about the importance of marine conservation and help build a more sustainable future for the Philippines.