Coral Reef Monitoring Data Portal
|Goal||Support, enhance, and widen the scope of coral monitoring.|
|Task||Add your data and reports to the system.|
The Coral Reef Monitoring Data Portal is a new tool designed to support, enhance, and widen the scope of existing monitoring efforts in Hawaii. The data portal was developed and is managed by the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL). It was created in partnership with and in support of community-based monitoring programs coordinated by the State of Hawaii DLNR’s Division of Aquatic Resources, the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Aquanimity Now, the Digital Bus, Project S.E.A.-Link, and other local organizations and agencies, through funding obtained from the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
According to CORAL’s Hawaii Field Manager Liz Foote, “We wanted to develop a 'one-stop-shop' for community based coral reef
monitoring in Hawaii. This site was developed in support of current efforts such
as the University of Hawaii Botany Department and Division of Aquatic Resources' herbivore grazing protocols, and the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National
Marine Sanctuary's water quality monitoring program. This online data entry and
reporting system will greatly expand the scope and impact of these monitoring
efforts, and the associated resources provided on the site will empower and equip
many more community members to get involved.”
|How to Join||
If you are part of a volunteer network or local team and would like to enter your own data, you will need to contact our team (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) or participate in training in order to get a membership and begin entering data on your own. We have started in this manner for quality control reasons.
You will need to attend (or have attended previously) a workshop or training in the appropriate monitoring protocol. Once you have done so and provided your contact information our admin team will supply you with your initial login details. You may then edit your profile and add additional information. If you have received appropriate training and would like to request a membership, please e-mail us at email@example.com
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||At the beach, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes|
|Tags||coral reefs, Hawaii, Ocean|
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