GCRMN Steering Committee meeting: renewed efforts for 2023

The GCRMN convened on January 18th for a Steering Committee meeting held online, with key advancements and implications for both the network and global coral reef monitoring. Building on discussions and developments during previous Steering Committee meetings in February and March 2022, the meeting formalised updates at the global level and from regional nodes. Shaun […]

A new animated video introducing SocMon

The Global Socioeconomic Monitoring Initiative for Coastal Management (SocMon), which is part of the GCRMN and works through regional and local partners to facilitate community-based socioeconomic monitoring, has released a new animated video to explain what it is, why it matters, and how it works.   The video provides a reminder of why collecting socioeconomic […]

A new Pacific Coral Reef Monitoring project

Bringing Science And Communities Together To Protect Future Of Pacific Coral Reefs Climate change continues to accelerate the decline of coral reefs worldwide, and Pacific island coastal communities and governments are faced with the challenge of understanding and monitoring rapid changing conditions of their reefs, to make informed and appropriate management and conservation decisions to […]

GCRMN presentation at New Colombo Plan (NCP) momentum event

The work of the GCRMN and the Status of Coral Reefs of the World 2020 report were presented by GCRMN’s Global Coordinator, Dr David Souter, at a New Colombo Plan (NCP) Momentum event, held at the Australian Institute of Marine Science in Townsville, Australia, on August 5. The New Colombo Plan is an initiative of the Australian Government which […]

Madagascar Coral Reef Network, a revitalization to achieve the ocean decade challenges

A guest article by José Randrianandrasana and Gildas Todinanahary, on the revitalization of the Madagascar Coral Reef Network (MCRN). The Madagascar Coral Reef Network (MCRN) was established by national stakeholders to promote coral reef conservation. With support from the IOC Island project, the Network was quite active prior to 2015, but after the completion of that project, […]

Three productive days of GCRMN events in Monaco

The GCRMN organised three days of productive in-person meetings in Monaco, from 22nd – 24th March 2022. At the occasion of Monaco Ocean Week, these fruitful events included a Steering Committee meeting, a workshop focusing on Data Solutions, and a public presentation of the GCRMN flagship report, The Sixth Status of Corals of the World: 2020 Report. […]

GCRMN East Asia Regional Workshop on Launch of Regional Report 2020

Press Release from Tadashi KIMURA, GCRMN East Asia regional coordinator. GCRMN East Asia organized an online workshop on 21st December 2021 for the launch of their regional report 2020 titled “Status and Trends of East Asian Coral Reefs”. Karenne Tun and Tadashi Kimura, GCRMN East Asia regional coordinators, invited 37 participants including GCRMN national coordinators […]

Coral Reef Dashboards by the World Resources Institute with data from GCRMN

Coral Reef Dashboards were developed by the World Resources Institute and its partners, including data from GCRMN and presenting global and regional summaries of the importance, status, and outlook of coral reefs around the world. The dashboards use data from the Sixth Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2020 report, for charts on hard […]