NCORE update and new website

John McManus jmcmanus at
Thu Feb 13 14:27:16 EST 2003

NCORE is pleased to welcome aboard two key personnel and a NEW website:

Dr. Johanna Polsenberg, Assistant Director, has worked in tropical
ecosystems in Australia, Indonesia and elsewhere, and was formerly with the
US Congressional Staff as a specialist and speaker on "Science and the

Felimon "Nonong" Gayanilo, Senior Software Engineer, has worked with ICLARM
(now the World Fish Center) and the University of British Columbia, and is
most well-known as the software developer of the FAO/ICLARM Fisat and Fisat
II packages, which are used for fisheries analysis in many countries
( He will play a key
role in our program to develop Dynamic Decision Support Systems for coral
reefs, which will integrate hydrodynamic, ecological and socioeconomic
simulation models into 3D Geographic Information Systems.

This tool development is a core element of the CARRUS Alliance, a
Comparative Analysis of Reef Resilience Under Stress, which will involve
independently-funded research teams conducting long-term studies of major
reef systems under agreements for the exchange of software, methods, data,
and results.

Further information can be found at our NEW website,
This site is expected to change quarterly, as online, highly detailed GIS
systems are developed for our focal reef areas.




John W. McManus, PhD
Director, National Center for Caribbean Coral Reef Research (NCORE)
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS)
University of Miami, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149.
jmcmanus at
Tel. (305) 361-4814
Fax (305) 361-4910

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