[Coral-List] Announcing the Coral Finder Toolkit

Russell Kelley russellkelley at mac.com
Tue Dec 7 07:04:45 EST 2010

Dear All

The Coral Identification Capacity Building Program (CICBP) is pleased to announce the launch of the Coral Finder Toolkit - a suite of resources for building capacity in coral identification and data sets that rely on same.

The Coral Finder Toolkit is based on the Indo Pacific Coral Finder (a unique underwater visual decision tool -  www.byoguides.com) and the Coral Hub website  - www.coralhub.info -  which provides free coral identification resources.  The Coral Finder Toolkit allows the motivated person to teach themselves how to identify Indo Pacific coral genera regardless of the myriad growth forms expressed by their species.  

Stage 1 of the Coral Hub delivers the Learning Centre which has about 2 hours of free coral identification video training and self testing / revision resources based on real world application of the Coral Finder.  

Stage 1 of the Coral Hub also features the Termigator - a set of 6 interactive visual glossaries (see the tabs) - in 2011 these will be supported by an extensive library of support articles. Also coming in 2011 will be Stage 2 of the Coral Hub -  a comprehensive genus index.  The genus index pages will serve as a bridge between the real world of coral identification as experienced underwater and the formal knowledge framework that leads to coral taxonomy.

You can see some examples of how the genus pages translate real world observations made using the Coral Finder to the formal knowledge here:  




Anyone interested in incorporating coral identification into their teaching, resource management or conservation activities might also be interested in the coral identification capacity building workshops we run.

Kind regards


Russell Kelley
russellkelley at mac.com

Program Director
Coral Identification Capacity Building Program.
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