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ReefBase

Main Project Information
Goal Develop a database of coral reef information
Task Submit coral images, bleaching reports and monitoring programs.
Where Global, anywhere on the planet
Description

ReefBase gathers available knowledge about coral reefs into one information repository. It is intended to facilitate analysis and monitoring of coral reef health and the quality of life of reef-dependent people, and to support informed decisions about coral reef use and management.

A great part of the coral reef resources in the world are in danger of destruction due to over exploitation, degradation of habitat, and changes in global climate. Globally, the resulting loss of income from fisheries is estimated to be billions of dollars a year and affects many millions of people. With this in mind, ReefBase has the following goals:

- Improve sharing and use of data, information, and knowledge in support of research and management of coral reef resources.
- Be the first place where scientists, managers, other professionals, as well as the wider public go for relevant data, information, publications, literature, photos, and maps related to coral reefs.
- Provide free and easy access to data and information on the location, status, threats, monitoring, and management of coral reef resources in over 100 countries and territories.

How to Join

ReefBase provides a variety of ways to contribute: http://www.reefbase.org/contribute/default.aspx.

1. Submit relevant coral reef publications
2. Report any coral bleaching occurrences
3. Provide information to our global database of coral reef monitoring programs
4. Upload your coral reef pictures

Website http://www.reefbase.org
Required Gear

Standard scuba diving equipment and computer with Internet access.

Ideal Age Group Adults
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity At the beach, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes
Tags Ocean
Project Updated 04/21/2017