2022 was a notable year for the Allen Coral Atlas: we had over 80,000 people view Atlas maps and our monitoring system. From anonymous survey responses we heard the Atlas was used in over 23 ecological surveys, 19 marine spatial plans, and in numerous education and academia projects. We have the tools - let's work together to save more coral!
In 2022 we focused our time on innovation and furthering our dynamic monitoring tools alongside community engagement. A few highlights were:
- A dynamic Turbidity dataset
- A new Coral Reef Extent dataset for larger scale uses
- 10 habitat mapping regions got custom improvements based on your expert input
- Integrated Marine Protected Areas and Exclusive Economic Zones as boundaries for further habitat and threat data analysis
- Co-led two workshops at the UN Ocean Conference in Portugal
- Held our first IN-PERSON workshop at the International Coral Reef Symposium
- Partnered with the Colombian Government, scientific, and local community to join their Seaflower Biosphere Reserve Expedition
- Co-hosted our first in-country “Decision Making using Global Data Sets” workshop in the Philippines
- Hosted 12+ virtual workshops and webinar sessions
Additionally, 2022 brought new relationships and strengthened partnerships with the Coral Reef Rescue Initiative, Coral Triangle Initiative, University of the Philippines - Marine Science Institute, and Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation, and Oceana Philippines.
This year we hope to collaborate more in the Red Sea region and Eastern Africa, alongside our longstanding relationships with the Pacific, Indonesia, SE Asia and Caribbean regions. Please reach out to us if you have any questions, and stay tuned for more exciting advancements.
See our 4 minute impact video for a closer look: