[Coral-List] Announcement: Bleaching Tools Workshop, American Samoa, Aug 27-29, 2007
Jessica A. Morgan
jessica.morgan at noaa.gov
Tue Apr 10 15:16:08 EDT 2007
ANNOUNCEMENT - Workshop for Coral Reef Managers: Tools For Predicting
and Responding to Coral Bleaching Events
August 27-29, 2007
A Follow-on Event of the US Coral Reef Task Force Meeting in American
NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) and Australia's Great
Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) announce a joint 3-day
"Bleaching Tools Workshop" to increase the ability of coral reef
managers to anticipate and respond to coral bleaching events. This is
a follow-on event of the US Coral Reef Task Force Meeting scheduled to
take place in American Samoa during August 20-25, 2007. Task Force
Members and staff are welcome to participate.
When and Where:
Tentative dates for the Workshop are August 27-29, 2007. Please note
that individuals who are traveling to attend the Task Force meeting
should plan to extend their stay in order to attend the follow-on
Workshop. Location is to be determined, but will be coordinated with
the venue of the Task Force meeting in American Samoa.
What will be provided:
o Training in the use of satellite monitoring products to forecast
and track coral bleaching events.
o Training in the use of management strategies and planning tools
from A Reef Manager's Guide to Coral Bleaching to help coral reefs
survive future bleaching events.
o The workshop will also include components on the incorporation
and utilization of satellite remote sensing tools into the management
protocols in their local regions.
o A field component will be included (to be determined).
Who should attend:
Marine park managers, reserve managers, coral scientists, and other
How to register:
If you would like to attend this workshop, please email Jessica Morgan
at Jessica.morgan at noaa.gov for more information. Space is limited,
so please indicate your interest now. The workshop is offered free of
charge, and some travel assistance may be available.
For more information:
Coral Reef Watch's satellite monitoring program:
A Reef Manager's Guide to Coral Bleaching:
Jessica A. Morgan
Operations Manager, NOAA Coral Reef Watch
IMSG at NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/SOCD
E/RA31, SSMC1, Room 5309, 1335 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3226
Phone: (301) 713-2857 x129 Fax: (301) 713-3136
Email: Jessica.Morgan at noaa.gov Web: coralreefwatch.noaa.gov
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