Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN)

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URL: http://www.icriforum.org/gcrmn/

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Founded

1995

History

Founded 1995, within the framework of F-XF4399 - International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI), following initiatives since 1991 by the 3 co-sponsors: E-XE1118 - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC); A-XA2654 - International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN); E-XE4161 - UNEP, with preparatory work by U-XE3045 - UNEP-IOC-IUCN-WMO Global Task Team on the Implications of Climate Change on Coral Reefs. Currently hosted by IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme.

Aims

Strengthen the existing capacity to assess coral reefs by providing a consistent monitoring program; identify processes and trends in coral reefs and discriminate between natural and anthropogenic and climatic changes; assess and report on the current status and future trends of coral reefs and how they are used and valued as resources; link existing organizations and individuals to effectively monitor ecological, social, cultural and economic aspects of coral reefs through collaborative regional networks; disseminate results locally, regionally and globally to advise policy, and to assist agencies to implement sustainable use and conservation of coral reefs and their resources.

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Management Group comprises E-XE1118 - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), A-XA2654 - International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), F-XF1393 - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (World Bank), E-XE4161 - UNEP, E-XE3586 - Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), E-XE5021 - WorldFish Center and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, together with F-XF4399 - International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) Secretariat and Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (GCRMN-STAC). Management Group cooperates with independent voluntary networks/nodes in East Asia, wider Caribbean region, Indian Ocean and Pacific region. Overall coordination currently managed by IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 14: Life Below Water

UIA Org ID

XF4038

Last News

2006

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