Welcome to the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL), the only international organization working exclusively to save coral reefs. CORAL provides education, tools, and inspiration to help local communities become passionate environmental stewards for the reefs. Together we develop managed marine protected areas and sustainable businesses to benefit coral reefs and people.
NOAA's Coral Reef Watch Program's satellite data provide current reef environmental conditions to quickly identify areas at risk for coral bleaching, where corals lose the symbiotic algae that give them their distinctive colors. If a coral is severely bleached, disease and partial mortality become likely, and the entire colony may die.
Continuous monitoring of sea surface temperature at global scales provides researchers and stakeholders with tools to understand and better manage the complex interactions
5-km Global Products:
These have been up on our website for a while now but have been relocated to our home page (http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/index.php). Noticeable to our users will be the increased spatial (5 km) and temporal (daily) resolutions of the products and some adjustments to our color scales. Less noticeable, but just as important, the new products use a next-generation satellite SST data set and a new climatology. Changes to the color scales have been made to provide better identi
Vanuatu is an archipelago of approximately 80 volcanic islands, with an area of approximately 12,336 square kilometers located off the north-eastern coast of Australia. The island’s population of approximately 221,000 individuals is predominantly rural and relies mostly on agriculture, tourism, raising cattle and offshore financial services (UKFCO, 2011).
Please note that we have proceeded to a complete update of the database, including new changes and enhancements which may imply major modifications in the historical data.
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The need for systematic data for disaster mitigation and prevention is an increasing concern of both development and response agencies. In the past, data needs were addressed on an ad hoc basis, which included collecting the information at the time of the emergency. However, there is a growing importance and understanding that data collection, analysis, and management can help both short and long-term development goals and help to identify and address disaster risks