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Thursday, 21 September from 6:00pm – 7:15pm

Science Talk: Corals

Location: The Yas SeaWorld Research & Rescue Abu Dhabi

Join us for a conversation about corals, their microbial friends, and coral reef ecosystems, during our first ever Science Talk. Enjoy a rich discussion about the future of coral research and conservation in Abu Dhabi and have a chance to join a Q&A session with our 3 guest speakers.

A Partnership with

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Emirates Natural History Group

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Nautica Environmental Associates

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Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi

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Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi


6:00pm to 6:15pm
Dr. Gerrit Nanninga
Topic: Introduction on Corals and Coral Ecosystems

6:20 to 6:40pm
Hamad Al Jailani
Topic: Corals of Abu Dhabi

6:40 to 7:00pm
Dr. Trent Haydon
Topic: Corals and their microbial friends

7:00 to 7:15pm
Open Discussion and Audience Q&A
Topic: Future of coral research and conservation in Abu Dhabi