[Coral-List] Request for your input from the Remote Sensing Working Group of the Coral Reef Targeted Research and Capacity Building for Management Program

Ellsworth LeDrew ells at watleo.uwaterloo.ca
Mon Jun 1 11:07:44 EDT 2009

The 'Remote Sensing Working Group' (RSWG) of the Coral Reef Targeted  
Research and Capacity Building for Management Program wishes to assess  
any change in approaches to management of Coral Reefs that may have  
occurred over the past decade as a result of incorporation of remotely  
sensed information.

If you have any professional responsibilities related to management of  
coral reefs, we are asking you to respond to a brief survey that  
builds upon previous work completed in 1996 by Peter Mumby and  
colleagues as well as more recent surveys by Karen Joyce, Chrisopher  
Roelfsema and Stuart Phinn of The University of Queensland. The  
results of this survey will provide a similar benchmark for future  
surveys of coral reef management. This will also help direct the scope  
and focus of the work of the participants of the RSWG over the next  
few years.

The short questionnaire is web based and designed to be answered with  
clickable radio buttons, entry of short phrases into a data base, or  
selecting items in a pull-down menu. The questionnaire is found at    http://www.polardata.ca/survey/ 
..  (Excuse the polardata reference which is the name of the server  
that is used in my other research life).

We hope that you will take a few minutes to provide us with  
information based upon your experience. This information will assist  
in improving the research and application of remote sensing for coral  
reef management.

Directions and more background information are provided on the web  
survey.  We appreciate your input to this important initiative.


Dr. Ellsworth F. LeDrew,
University Professor,
University Research Chair,
Department of Geography and Environmental Management,
University of Waterloo,
200 University Ave. West,
Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1

Phone: 519 888 4567 X 32783

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