[Coral-List] Fwd: Request your Review of UNEP Mesophotic Reefs Publication

Kimberly Puglise - NOAA Federal kimberly.puglise at noaa.gov
Mon Aug 24 13:51:03 EDT 2015

Dear Colleagues,

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and GRID-Arendal requests
your review of the draft document entitled Mesophotic Reefs – A life boat
for coral reefs?

Purpose: This document addresses a key recommendation from the “Scientific
Workshop on Coral Reef Resilience in Planning and Decision-support
Frameworks” organized by UNEP in 2014 to develop knowledge products on
emerging issues, such as the role of mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs) in
coral reef resilience. It is intended to present information on MCEs to a
non-technical audience (a summary for < 10 page policy makers will be
produced from the final report). It includes general background information
on MCEs (about their biodiversity, the ecosystems services they provide,
and threats to them), case studies about specific MCEs and research
information gaps.

The publication will be produced as an e-book available on the UNEP and
GRID-Arendal websites and a limited number of copies will be printed.

Dates: Comments on this draft must be submitted by Monday September 21

Instructions: The draft document can be downloaded for review at

We request that you use this template (
to submit your comments. Comments should be submitted to
elaine.baker at sydney.edu.au by Monday September 21st*.* Your contribution as
a reviewer of this publication will be acknowledged or you can remain

If you have questions, please contact Elaine Baker at
elaine.baker at sydney.edu.au or Kimberly Puglise at kimberly.puglise at noaa.gov

Kind regards and many thanks for your time,

Elaine Baker and Kimberly Puglise

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Kimberly Puglise
Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
NOAA's National Ocean Service
1305 East-West Highway, N/SCI2
Silver Spring, MD 20910(301) 713-3338 x140(301) 713-4044 (Fax)

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