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Coral Reef Monitoring Data Portal

Main Project Information
Goal Support, enhance, and widen the scope of coral monitoring.
Task Add your data and reports to the system.
Where Hawaii
Description

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 monitoring@coral.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 monitoring@coral.org

Website http://monitoring.coral.org/
Social Media
Required Gear

Snorkeling gear.
Slate for appropriate protocol(s).
Access to a computer and Internet to download materials and enter data.

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
Project Updated 04/21/2017