[Coral-List] NOAA releases Coral Reef Ecosystem Research Plan

Coral Research Plan coral.researchplan at noaa.gov
Thu Mar 1 11:17:15 EST 2007

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Releases 
Coral Reef Ecosystem Research Plan

March 1, 2007

Today, in conjunction with the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force meeting in 
Washington, D.C., the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) 
released a new document entitled "NOAA's Coral Reef Ecosystem Research 
Plan for Fiscal Years 2007 to 2011."  The Coral Reef Ecosystem Research 
Plan provides coastal and ocean managers, scientists, and policy makers 
with the most up-to-date scientific information to address the complex 
nature of the threats facing coral reef ecosystems, and identifies 
priority research needed to advance management action.  The Research 
Plan is designed to help NOAA and non-NOAA entities guide priority 
setting for coral reef ecosystem research through FY 2011.

The NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Research Plan is NOAA's first agency-wide 
coral reef ecosystem research plan.  Covering all coral reef ecosystems 
under the jurisdiction of the U.S. and Pacific Freely Associated States, 
the plan provides a national perspective on the research needed to 
address the range of stresses affecting the health of coral reef 
ecosystems, summarizes the management and other issues that will drive 
research at the regional level, and focuses on the use of research to 
guide effective implementation of ecosystem-based management 
strategies.  For more information and copies of the Research Plan: 

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