Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network aims to develop standardized data analysis and reporting in the region

Florida, USA | 9-12 April, 2018

Since its revitalization in 2014, the GCRMN-Caribbean focused on developing biophysical and socio-economic guidelines to ensure the collection of useful, comparable and accessible data that can effectively reveal the status and trends of the Caribbean coral reefs in the near future.

In 2018, the GCRMN-Caribbean moves a step further and aims to develop standardized data analysis and reporting in the region.

The workshop is organized under the framework of UN Environment-Caribbean Environment Programme with the support of the SPAW Regional Activity Centre. 

Its objectives are to propose:

- mode of data collection (data sheets, photos, point count data, excel templates, etc.)

- reference data (species lists, codes, a-b values, nomenclatures, languages, etc.)

- regional analytics (rationale of the analyses, questions being addressed and hypotheses to be tested)

- budget, strategic plan, timeline

- data sharing policy

This will then be submitted to all Steering Committee members for approval before being shared within the region.

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