coral reef monitoring in Martinique

John C. Ogden jogden at
Tue Oct 10 12:08:40 EDT 2000

The CARICOMP website is:

 At 08:10 AM 10/10/00 -0700, Vanese Flood wrote:
>Hi Sophie,
>Most of the Caribbean countries and Bermuda use
>CARICOMP protocols for long term monitoring of sea
>grass, coral reefs and mangrove areas.  These
>protocols have been in use for some time now, and all
>the data are collectively managed and used to gain a
>greater understanding of long term trends.  They may
>suit your needs.
>I believe there is a web site for CARICOMP.  If you
>can't find it, please write back and I'll see if I can
>get it for you.
>Good luck with your project,
>Vanese Flood
>--- sophie brugneaux <sbrugneaux at> wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> My name is Sophie Brugneaux, and I work for the
>> direction of environment
>> in Martinique (French west Indies). We have a
>> tremendous lack of basic
>> information about our reeves and, because of growing
>> human activities, we
>> need in some ways to follow their health. 
>> Therefore, I=92ve recently been
>> charged to set up a long term reef monitoring
>> program.  Locally our chance
>> is to have a nice volunteer pod but we don=92t have
>> any permanent
>> scientist or tropical marine biology specialist. I
>> found several survey
>> protocols on the web (Reefcheck, AGRAA, GCRMN), and
>> I would like to know
>> if such experiment is actually implemented in the
>> Caribbean and which
>> method is used.
>> Thanks for your help
>> Sophie J. Brugneaux, Graduate in marine environment
>> and 
>> marine resources management
>> Marine environment program manager
>> Direction of Environment (DIREN)-Martinique
>> sbrugneaux at
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