[Coral-List] info wanted on coral mining sites + remote sensing data images of coral reefs = many thanks

Tom Williams ctwiliams at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 6 13:32:38 EDT 2005

Tamir caras 

Two major types of coral mining -

1.  mining for sands, aggregate, and block for
building - relatively small pocket operations -
difficult to capture on SatImages

Similar impacts to that of dynamite/carbide reef

2.  mining for cement - try Yanbu Cement Factory north
of Yanbu Saudi Arabia and east and south coasts of
Hainan Island - industrial and larger - persistant and
easier to caputre on SatImages

Go after the No. 2 first, easier

Where are you starting from?? 

Dr. Tom Williams

--- tamir caras <thecoralminingproject at yahoo.com>
> Dear readers,
> I am about to embark on a project looking at the
> ecological impact and socio-economics of coral
> mining.  What’s more - I am proposing to eventually
> do the monitoring using remote sensing.  
> Predominantly (at this stage), I am looking for
> sites where coral mining is taking place or has
> taken place, particularly if this has been
> documented in any form.  

My prime site is in Southern Tanzania but I suspect
Mozambique would have similar problem(?), I hear Sri
Lanka, Maldives, Indonesia and the Philippines have
different forms of this practice.  

> If any of you comes across coral mining or can offer
> any insight into this tradition, potential sites or
> anything at all, could you please let me know?  
Additionally (being greedy) if anyone has any
satellite or airborne images relevant to effected
areas - I would be much indebted.  

If anyone out there has valuable information on either
subjects, could you please make contact to me
through this list or directly at
thecoralminingproject at yahoo.com Many thanks for your
> Tamir

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