[Coral-List] Reef Area database assistance

Ateweberhan, Mebrahtu mateweberhan at wcs.org
Wed Aug 27 20:13:51 EDT 2008

Hi Tom,

Check the following:

Spalding, M., C. Ravilious, and E. P. Green 2001. World atlas of coral 
reefs. UNEP/WCMC. University of California Press., Cambridge.


Tom Brewer wrote:
> Dear Coral-Listers,
> I am currently constructing a database covering reef ecology across the
> Pacific. As part of an analysis I am performing, I need a rough measure of
> reef area. The scale is from nation to atoll. To date, the best and cheapest
> I have found is manually tracing polygons on google earth, which is not
> precise, but adequate for my purposes.
> However, there are potentially thousands of these measurements to make,
> which could take half of my PhD. I have looked on reef check, millennium
> mapping and UNEP amongst others, to no avail. If anyone knows of a reef area
> database with values (km2) rather than maps, your help would be greatly
> appreciated.
> Regards
> Tom

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