On October 26, Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) received a donation of $1500, from Stanford University Professor, Rob Dunbar. Long-term partner and supporter of the Center, Professor Dunbar has been donating since 2019.
Professor Dunbar’s research and teaching interests include Climate Change, Oceanography, Marine Ecology, Biogeochemistry, and Environmental Policy. As a strong advocate for science education, Professor Dunbar started offering a course every other year, since 2013, to Stanford and Palau Community College students. At the same time, his distinctive accomplishments include founding director of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources, and becoming the J. Frederick and Elisabeth B. Weintz University Fellow, for his achievements in teaching and mentoring Stanford University undergraduate students. Likewise, Dunbar serves as an elected Trustee for the Consortium for Ocean Leadership in Washington D.C., and was recently appointed to the Board of the Atmospheric Science and Climate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
Professor Dunbar has been one of PICRC’s long-term partners, with collaborations that include part in the PICRC-Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions’ (COS) working group, which ensures the successful implementation of the Palau National Marine Sanctuary (PNMS).
“We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Professor Dunbar for his generous donation, especially in times like these when the pandemic has affected individuals and businesses around the globe,” stated PICRC CEO, Yimnang Golbuu, “we thank Dr. Dunbar’s continued partnership and support towards the Center, and Palau,” he added.

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