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Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

USGS Coral Reef Project

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Associated USGS Web Sites
U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center Home Page
U.S. Geological Survey Coastal & Marine Geology Program Data Catalog (InfoBank)
Coral Reef Ecosystem Studies (CREST) Project (Florida and U.S. Caribbean Islands)

Links to other organizations
The Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (CRAMP), created in 1997-1998 at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology, has developed a state-wide network of long-term coral reef monitoring sites.
The U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (CRTF) was established in 1998 in response to Presidential Executive Order #13089.
The International Society for Reef Studies promotes the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge and understanding of coral reefs.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's coral reef protection website
The Hawaiʻi Coral Reef Initiative (HCRI) Research Program funds scientific research and monitoring to support management of the state's coral reefs.
NOAA's biogeography program is involved in mapping coral reefs in both the Caribbean and the Pacific.
NOAA's Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS) provides access to all types of NOAA coral reef products.
The International Coral Reef Initiative was established in order to stop and reverse the global degradation of coral reefs and related ecosystems.
World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) World Atlas of Coral Reefs (2001)
The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) promotes coral reef conservation around the world by funding protection efforts, raising public awareness, and building international support.
Reef Relief is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to protecting and preserving coral reefs.
Founded by Jean-Michael Cousteau, son of ocean exploration pioneer Jacques Cousteau, the Ocean Futures Society's mission is to educate and inspire people to act responsibly towards protecting the ocean for the benefit of all.
Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) web site
National Coral Reefs Institute's primary objective is the assessment and monitoring of coral reefs.
The Global Coral Reef Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting coral reefs.
ReefCheck trains teams of volunteer divers worldwide to conduct scientifically valid surveys of coral reefs.


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