|Goal||Develop a database of coral reef information|
|Task||Submit coral images, bleaching reports and monitoring programs.|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
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.
|How to Join||
ReefBase provides a variety of ways to contribute: http://www.reefbase.org/contribute/default.aspx.
1. Submit relevant coral reef publications
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|
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