Between the 23rd-25th September 2019, a two-day workshop on the regional data analysis of coral reef monitoring in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, was organised by The Regional Organisation for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea & Gulf of Aden(PERSGA), and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) on behalf of ICRI, at the PERSGA Emergency Mutual Aids centre for the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (EMARSGA) in Hurghada, Egypt.
Participants attended from across the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, including representatives from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Djibouti and Sudan who gave presentations on the current status of coral reef monitoring programmes in their respective countries and the data currently available.
Following a presentation on the GCRMN Implementation and Governance Plan, the workshop facilitators detailed the types of data required for the quantitative global analysis of the status of coral reefs of the world. All participants agreed to work towards enhancing the collaboration and coordination within the PERSGA region, to contribute towards the Status of the World’s Coral Reefs report.
Financial contribution was provided by the Governments of Monaco and Sweden.