About Us

The Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) is Palau’s leading research and aquarium institution with a mission to guide efforts supporting coral reef stewardship through research and its applications for the people of Palau, Micronesia, and the world. Our vision is people empowered with science and knowledge for effective marine conservation and management. Our work are locally and internationally relevant and contribute to better informed decision-making regarding use, management and conservation of marine resources.

Our facilities include the Palau Aquarium, an interpretive aquarium that is a unique attraction to both visitors and locals. Our conference rooms with state of the art equipment and comfortable and spacious rooms are excellent venues for meetings, workshops and conferences. We also support visiting researchers by providing laboratory space, living accommodations and transportation for field work.




PICRC’s Research Department conducts research that is locally and regionally significant.
PICRC’s practical research is directed towards the sustainable management and conservation of local and regional marine resources.
Experience, first hand, the spectacular reefs in Palau. At the Palau Aquarium, you will get an up close encounter with many of Palau’s natural marine ecosystem.  Visit the Palau Aquarium for a tour or call us to schedule a group tour today. Are you looking for a gift for a friend or a loved one? Or perhaps a souvenir for yourself?
Visit our Giant Clam Gift Shop for some great gift ideas. The shop sells a variety of products from shirts to necklaces to books on Palau’s ecosystems, and more!