CORAL REEF RESOURCE WEBSITES
Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment
-An international collaboration of
scientists and mangers aimed at determining the regional condition of
reefs in the Western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.
Cay Conservation Expeditions -Providing
resources to help sustain livelihoods and alleviate poverty through the
protection, restoration and management of coral reefs & tropical
-A paid membership website
with general information about coral reefs.
Coral Reef Degradation In The Indian Ocean -CORDIO
is a collaborative program involving researchers in 11 countries in the
central and western Indian Ocean. CORDIO was created in 1999 to assess
the widespread degradation of the coral reefs throughout the region.
Coral Reef Initiative For The South Pacific
Initiative for the protection and management of coral reefs in the South
Coral Reef Multimedia Project Short movies and Mini-Documentaries
about coral reefs.
Fotosearch - Coral Reef Photographs
images related to coral reefs.
Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network
data and information on the global status of coral reefs and how people
use and interact with reefs to assist coral reef management; and raise
awareness in all stakeholders on the status of reefs and the need for
Great Barrier Reef
Information site about Australia's Great
International Coral Reef Action Network ICRAN -The International
Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN) is a collaborative effort working to
halt and reverse the decline in the health of the world's coral reefs.
International Coral Reef Information Network
International Coral Reef Information Network (ICRIN) has general
information about coral reefs and provides coral reef outreach tools and
resources such as downloadable fact sheets, a searchable directory of
over 600 coral reef organizations worldwide, a list of teacher's
resources, a photobank with free downloadable images and more.
Associated with The Coral Reef Alliance. International Coral Reef Initiative ICRI
partnership and network that brings all the stakeholders together with
the objective of sustainable use and conservation of coral reefs for
International Society For Reef Studies
principal objective of the Society is to promote for the benefit of the
public, the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge and
understanding of coral reefs, both living and fossil.
Locally Managed Marine Network -The Locally-Managed Marine Area (LMMA)
Network is a group of practitioners from Southeast Asia, Melanesia,
Micronesia, Polynesia and the Americas who are involved in various
marine conservation projects around the globe who have joined together
to increase the success of their efforts.
National Coral Reef Institute NCRI
National Coral Reef Institute was established by Congressional
mandate in 1998. NCRI's primary objective is the assessment, monitoring,
and restoration of coral reefs through basic and applied research and
through training and education.
NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program-A major resource site for
coral reef information
NOAA's Coral Reef Watch
sensing and in-situ tools for near real-time and long term monitoring,
modeling, and reporting of physical environmental conditions of coral
reef ecosystems. Coral Reef Watch aims to assist in the management,
study, and assessment of impacts of environmental change on coral reef
NOAA's 25 Things You Can Do To Help Save Coral Reefs
NOAA's Coral Health And Monitoring Program -Their
mission is to
provide services and information sources for researchers and the public
in order to help improve and sustain coral reef health throughout the
NOAA's Coral Reef Information System
-NOAA's Coral Reef Information
System is designed to be a single point of access to NOAA coral reef
information and data products, especially those derived from NOAA's
Coral Reef Conservation Program.
NOAA Reef Maps: Coral Reefs Of The World
National Ocean Service: Coastal Ecosystem Science
-Coral reef information on NOS
-the National Ocean Service website.
On The Flats Art Blog The website of Christopher Smart
- Diving, photography and art.
Planetary Coral Reef Foundation
Planetary Coral Reef Foundation was founded in 1991 to address the coral
reef crisis. Since its inception, PCRF has pursued an unprecedented
global mission to preserve coral reefs through innovative programs in
science, education and technology.
and easy access to data and information on the location, status,
threats, monitoring, and management of coral reef resources in more than
100 countries and territories.
Reef Check -Developed
in 1996 as a volunteer, community-based monitoring protocol designed to
measure the health of coral reefs on a global scale.
is an internet information service designed to increase the
understanding of coral reef ecosystems world wide. Its purpose is to
facilitate discourse on coral reefs and make quality reporting available
on current scientific articles, research findings, international
conservation strategies, and management techniques.
ReefBase -A Global Information System On Coral
available knowledge about coral reefs into one information repository.
It is intended to facilitate analyses and monitoring of coral reef
health and the quality of life of reef-dependent people, and to support
informed decisions about coral reef use and management.
Reef Education Network
coral reef educational website produced by the University of Queensland,
Reef Guardian International
Guardian International is a public-interest advocacy organization
exclusively dedicated to the protection of coral reefs and their marine
nonprofit grassroots membership organization dedicated to preserve and
protect living coral reef ecosystems through local, regional and
international efforts. They focus on rigorous science to educate the
public & advocate policymakers to achieve conservation, protection and
restoration of coral reefs.
Free videos clips of coral reefs for educational use.
SeaWeb -SeaWeb is a communications-based nonprofit organization that
uses social marketing techniques to advance ocean conservation.
Coral Reef Alliance
(A Liza's Reef Beneficiary Organization)
-The Coral Reef Alliances promotes coral reef conservation around the
world by working with the dive industry, governments, local communities
and other organizations to protect and manage coral reefs, establish
marine parks, fund conservation efforts, and raise public awareness with
the mission to keep coral reefs alive for future generations.
U.S. Coral Reef Task Force -Their mission is to coordinate and
strengthen U.S. government actions to better preserve and protect coral