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

Vassil Zlatarski vzlatarski at gmail.com
Sat Aug 29 16:36:19 UTC 2020

Appreciations for the project of Allen Coral Atlas, thanks to the entire

Grand merci, Sarah, for sharing!  Would you please lend a hand to be
included on time in the map of coral reefs in Cuba:

- The reticular coral reef system GBBE in Golfo de Guacanayabo described in
Coral Reefs, 2020, 39:5099513
- The coral reefs presented and described in:

Zlatarski, V. N., N. Martínez Estalella. 2018. Los escleractinios de Cuba
con datos sobre sus organismos asociados. Harte Research Institute for Gulf
of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 471 p., 1 anexo

Kind regards,


Vassil Zlatarski

D.Sc. (Biology), Ph.D. (Geology)

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 8:10 AM Sarah Frias-Torres via Coral-List <
coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> wrote:

> 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).
> https://allencoralatlas.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=90b53a916944d6e5f81be133e&id=43c67d7e52
> 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
> https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/py245idx3n90/?proto=true
> 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
> https://www.eoa.org.au/webinars/2020/5/14/coral-reef-habitat-mapping-from-the-gbr-to-reefs-globally
> 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.
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