[Coral-List] FW: Join a global collaborative study on tourists impacts on coral reef!

Franziska Elmer franziskaelmer at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 23 07:32:25 UTC 2020

Hi Coral list admin,

I just saw a typo in the annoucement I sent yesterday it should be Tuesday July 28th for both meetings. If you could correct this before it goes out or send a corretion note that would be great.

Van: Franziska Elmer <franziskaelmer at hotmail.com>
Verzonden: woensdag 22 juli 2020 16:27
Aan: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
Onderwerp: Join a global collaborative study on tourists impacts on coral reef!

Dear corallist,

As the COVID-19 crisis has affected tourist influxes globally, we are using these opportunistic times to set up an international collaborative research project aimed at studying the impacts of tourists on tropical coastal habitats.

Many coastal areas are experiencing much less tourism pressures at the moment. As tourist numbers are increasing in some places again, we can expect to see increasing disturbances reflected in biological, physical and chemical parameters of our coastal habitats. As such, we are setting up a platform for researchers around the world to team up on studying these impacts. Studying these changes in different countries could help us better understand the carrying capacity of tropical coastal habitats, as well as the variations between countries.

Are you interested in studying this topic? or have you already started? and would you be interested in collaborating with other researchers around the world? During Global Coral Reef Week we started this collaboration to align our data collection methods and to apply for research grants to enable monitoring of certain parameters that strongly indicate tourist effects for all research partners involved.
If you want to be part of this then register for our next zoom meeting on
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucuyorzMoE9zOlWkspZQ-xdSE2ByKypo_<https://eur05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fus02web.zoom.us%2Fmeeting%2Fregister%2FtZIucuyorzMoE9zOlWkspZQ-xdSE2ByKypo_&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd09353bbaf474284ff1a08d82b786dd6%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637307143522068087&sdata=klQ9hdl5ToSjrG9%2F3LoXtL61od6R8vcqQeZFyLQBk00%3D&reserved=0> for Tuesday July 28st 9 AM  EDT (GMT-4:00) or  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclcOitrD0vGtMIzQmugYcRfvaqu7eOAlMe<https://eur05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fus02web.zoom.us%2Fmeeting%2Fregister%2FtZclcOitrD0vGtMIzQmugYcRfvaqu7eOAlMe&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd09353bbaf474284ff1a08d82b786dd6%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637307143522078081&sdata=Xm1LOFV3iqJg%2BjMibhjuSERN18LG3x7gPKb8UZnkjog%3D&reserved=0> for Tuesday July 21st 7 PM  EDT (GMT -4:00)
Both meetings will cover the same topic, we meet at two times to make it possible for people from across the globe to join.
Furthermore help us get to know you and your specific research (interests) by filling out this shared google sheet https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ll2TQfbHzCO_QLZkml0MJQnKMzLvInjq/view?usp=sharing

Hope to "see" you there,

Franziska Elmer
Co-organizer Global Coral Reef Week

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