A diver harvesting the sea sponges

A diver harvesting the sea sponges

Seeding the sponges

Seeding the sponges

Dividing the sponges

Dividing the sponges

Marine and Research Institute of Pohnpei (MERIP)

Micronesia

Marine and Research Institute of Pohnpei (MERIP) enables indigenous coastal villagers to generate sustainable, ecological and environmentally-sound income from their adjacent coastal reefs. MERIP empowers the community to improve their lives in a region where almost no other employment exists.