[Coral-List] Allen Coral Atlas new regions mapped and upcoming regions

Sarah Frias-Torres sfrias_torres at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 29 00:06:48 UTC 2020

Hello from the Allen Coral Atlas team,

The Allen Coral Atlas (https://allencoralatlas.org/) has completed four newly mapped regions:

1) Northern Caribbean & Bahamas https://allencoralatlas.org/atlas/#4.91/22.4329/-73.5373
Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas,Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands, US Florida Keys

2) Eastern Africa & Madagascar https://allencoralatlas.org/atlas/#3.98/-14.1692/45.4184
Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Juan De Nova Island, Bassas de India, Europa Island, Madagascar

3) Western Indian Ocean https://allencoralatlas.org/atlas/#3.64/-10.6174/72.5245
Seychelles, Mauritius, Mayotte, Comoros, Glorioso Islands, Réunion, French Indian Ocean Territories

4) Hawaiian Islands https://allencoralatlas.org/atlas/#4.52/24.8191/-162.5101

as well as an update, for the Southwest Pacific https://allencoralatlas.org/atlas/#4.52/-15.2256/178.0000

 This brings us to over 247,000 km2 mapped, and counting!

The new Download feature is also now live on the Atlas! Registered users can download data of any mapped area on the Atlas, with options to download benthic layer data, geomorphic layer data, or both. Let us know how it works for you.

To stay up to date on new features and region roll-outs, subscribe to our Allen Coral Atlas newsletter (less than once a month).

What’s coming next?

Coming this fall, the Atlas will release a new Reef Resilience Network Online course covering topics of remote sensing and how to use the Atlas for coral  reef planning and conservation.

For more information on the Atlas and a quick demo check out this
SCGIS webinar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KNbCupAj7s&feature=youtu.be

or watch the  “The Allen Coral Atlas: A New Map for Coral Conservation” webinar recording
as part of the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/seminars/

You can also watch Chris Rolfsema, lead of the University of Queensland mapping team, give a webinar to Earth Observation Australia Inc. from earlier this month

For some beautiful close up imagery of corals doing what they do best, check out Greg Asner’s (Arizona State University) video of the fine detail of corals at risk in Hawaii https://vimeo.com/419486924

Regions coming up:
Andaman Sea, Timor Sea, South Asia, Eastern Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands, Indonesian Archipelago
Central Indian Ocean

Example Benthic map near Pemba, Mozambique https://allencoralatlas.org/atlas/#9.78/-12.0201/40.7540


Sarah Frias-Torres, Ph.D.
Twitter: @GrouperDoc
Science Blog: https://grouperluna.com/
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