[Coral-List] NOAA Coral Reef Conservation External Review Report Available

Steven Thur steven.thur at noaa.gov
Tue Dec 4 15:08:09 EST 2007

In September, the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) convened a 
panel of distinguished experts to conduct an external review of the 
program. The panel was charged with assessing CRCP effectiveness over a 
five-year period (FY2002-2006) and providing recommendations for the 
future direction of the program. NOAA is pleased to announce that the 
CRCP has received the panel’s report, which may be found at 

NOAA would like to recognize the efforts of the panelists and thank them 
for their contributions. They had a tremendous amount of information to 
evaluate and comment upon, and provided their report in a timely manner. 
The CRCP is developing a framework within which we will craft the future 
direction of the program. This effort will incorporate the review 
panel’s recommendations, new mandates included in a reauthorized Coral 
Reef Conservation Act, and suggestions solicited from reef managers, 
scientists, advocates, and stakeholders.


Steven Thur, Ph.D.
Acting Coral Division Chief
Office of Ocean & Coastal Resource Management
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
N/ORR3, SSMC4, Rm. 10201
1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

email:  steven.thur at noaa.gov
phone:  301.713.3155 x147
fax:  	301.713.4387

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