Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN)

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ICRI Network
Global Coordinator
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Background Information

The Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) supports the International Coral Reef Initiative by working through a global network of stakeholders for the management and conservation of coral reefs. The GCRMN currently focuses on the following major objectives:

  1. Strengthen scientific understanding of the status and trends of coral reef ecosystems at different places around the world
  2. Strengthen communication among GCRMN members and provide information on network activities, identify opportunities to participate in regional and global reporting, share information on relevant meetings and involve GCRMN members in future monitoring (including the integration of biophysical monitoring with social, economic and environmental data), and assist Network members by the networking of technical assistance, problem-solving, participation in projects and to assist in seeking financial support
  3. Make coral reef monitoring data publicly available online in a timely fashion.

The following information offers current highlights and progress of GCRMN Network Activities.

  • Future directions for the GCRMN (PDF File)
  • Report of the Tropical Americas Coral Reef Resilience Workshop - The workshop was held at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in the Republic of Panama, 29 April to 5 May 2012. 36 scientists from 18 countries and territories attended the workshop to assess status and trends of Caribbean reefs. Read the workshop report.
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Last Updated: 9 March 2014