Affiliations & Partnerships

MERIP has extensive partnerships and affiliations and has been fortunate to receive funds from many different organizations.


University of Hawaii Hilo–Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center (UHH-PACRC) UHH-PACRC is MERIP’s largest technical affiliate. Dr. Maria Haws, a faculty member at UHH is also a MERIP board member and Simon Ellis, the current director of MERIP is also a part-time employee of UHH-PACRC Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) The aquaculture division at SPC has provided MERIP with significant technical assistance and training. In return, MERIP has provided technical assistance to SPC when our expertise is relevant Ocean, Reefs and Aquariums (ORA) Trade Aid New Zealand