Coral list: Paul Hoetjes–Curacao Office of Nature: Final Report of Caribbean Coral Reef Monitoring Workshop, Curacao August 2014

Hi everyone,
Below please find a link to the final report of the Caribbean workshop on Coral Reef Monitoring held in Curaçao last August.

Summarizing very briefly: a steering committee for coral reef monitoring in the Caribbean was agreed and tentatively identified, coordinated by SPAW through its Regional Activity Center (RAC) in Guadeloupe. A set of core data necessary for meaningful monitoring was agreed and recommended methods to collect those data. A set of training materials and, when possible, meetings to exchange knowledge and issues, are planned to support this program.
Best,

Paul
Paul C. Hoetjes
Policy Coordinator Nature
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Ministry of Economic Affairs (EZ)
National Office for the Caribbean Netherlands (RCN)
Visiting address: Kaya International z/n, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands
Mailing address: P.O.Box 357, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands
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T (+599) 715 83 08
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paul.hoetjes@rijksdienstcn.com
http://www.rijksdienstcn.com

Dear all,

I am glad to tell you that the final report and the outcomes (ref. annexes) of the Curacao workshop have been finalized and are now available on the SPAW-RAC website. (This page layout will be improved tomorrow!)

Please note that the technical outcomes are still proposals at this stage, and are therefore subject to improvement along the coming months ( in particular the Proposed core set of data & methods , the Network Structure , the Terms of Reference and the Socio-economic guidelines).

As planned during the workshop, a presentation was prepared and presented by Jeremy and Ruben this week at ICRI meeting in Japan.
Results will also be presented in two weeks, during the GCFI meeting in Barbados (by Peter, Ruben and Jeremy)

We encourage you to communicate and circulate this information among your contacts, and to forward us the feedback you will receive.

Thank you again for all your input on the report and hard work on the annexes!

Best regards,

Julie
Julie BELMONT
Project coordinator – CAR-SPAW
Regional Activity Centre for Protected Areas and Wildlife

Parc national de la Guadeloupe
97120 Saint-Claude – Guadeloupe
Tél : +590 (0)5 90 41 55 85 – Fax : +590 (0)5 90 41 55 56
julie.belmont.carspaw@guadeloupe-parcnational.fr
www.car-spaw-rac.org

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