New insights into Diadema mass mortality

Over the five last years, humanity has faced a new catastrophic pandemic with Covid-19. However, humans are not the only species to suffer from pandemics, and the impact of one pandemic is not limited to the species that it affects because of particular functions species fulfill within ecosystems. As such, a species extirpation following a […]

Coral Beaching on the Allen Coral Atlas

Today the Allen Coral Atlas released a new version of its coral bleaching monitoring system, including biweekly bleaching data from 2019 to the present. This unprecedented data release helps resource managers react to bleaching events as they occur, and decision makers as they prioritize areas for restoration and mitigation. “Coral bleaching is one of the […]

Call for Coral Reef Data: Pacific Region

Over the last 10 years, the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) has adopted a new approach, based on the analysis of standardized coral reef monitoring data. The recent “Status and Trends of Coral Reefs of the World: 2020” GCRMN report was produced utilizing this approach which has made it possible to estimate temporal changes […]

Western Indian Ocean Coral Reef Task Force Workshop

The regional coral reef networks in the Western Indian Ocean have been active since 1999, coordinating and reporting on coral reef monitoring activities through the Nairobi Convention Coral Reef Task Force (CRTF), and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), with support from multiple sources. The partnership of the GCRMN, the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC-COI), […]

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. […]