[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
   interested stakeholders.
   How to register:
   If you would like to attend this workshop, please email Jessica Morgan
   at [1]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
E/RA31, SSMC1, Room 5309, 1335 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3226
Phone: (301) 713-2857 x129      Fax: (301) 713-3136
Email: [4]Jessica.Morgan at noaa.gov  Web: coralreefwatch.noaa.gov


   1. mailto:Jessica.morgan at noaa.gov
   2. http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/
   3. http://www.coris.noaa.gov/activities/reef_managers_guide/
   4. mailto:Jessica.Morgan at noaa.gov

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