The Institute of Marine Science based at the University of Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar, Tanzania is the East Africa Centre of Excellence for the CRTR Program.
The Institute of Marine Science is the focus for coral reef research in East Africa and is collaborating with CRTR Working Groups to build regional capacity. It is achieving this through graduate scholarships and training workshops which strengthen expertise in areas such as remote sensing analysis and modelling techniques, coral bleaching, restoration and remediation, and general coral reef and fish ecology.
The Institute of Marine Science is located in the heart of Stone Town, Zanzibar. The facility is equipped with laboratory facilities and office space and houses over 25 faculty and staff.