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Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN)

 

Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN)

Global reef monitoring was a major theme when the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) was launched at the United Nations Global Conference on Sustainable Development of Small Islands Developing States in Barbados in 1994. In 1995, ICRI called on many nations to commit themselves towards increasing research and monitoring of reefs to provide the data for effective management (The Call to Action and Framework for Action). At that time, the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) was established as one of the operating units of ICRI.

The GCRMN aims to improve management and sustainable conservation of coral reefs for people by assessing the status and trends in the reefs and how people use and value the resources. In summary, the core objectives of GCRMN are:

To link existing organizations and people to monitor ecological and social, cultural and economic aspects of coral reefs within interacting regional networks.

To strengthen the existing capacity to examine reefs by providing a consistent monitoring program, that will identify trends in coral reefs and discriminate between natural, anthropogenic, and climatic changes.

To disseminate results at local, regional, and global scales on coral reef status and trends, to assist environmental management agencies implement sustainable use and conservation of reefs.

 

The GCRMN operates through 17 regional networks of countries and states, called nodes. Each of the 17 regional nodes has a regional coordinator, and countries within a node all (ideally) have a national coordinator.

IR. Iran monitors the coral reefs as the regional node coordinator of GCRMN in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman region.

 

 

Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN)

Global reef monitoring was a major theme when the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) was launched at the United Nations Global Conference on Sustainable Development of Small Islands Developing States in Barbados in 1994. In 1995, ICRI called on many nations to commit themselves towards increasing research and monitoring of reefs to provide the data for effective management (The Call to Action and Framework for Action). At that time, the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) was established as one of the operating units of ICRI.

The GCRMN aims to improve management and sustainable conservation of coral reefs for people by assessing the status and trends in the reefs and how people use and value the resources. In summary, the core objectives of GCRMN are:

To link existing organizations and people to monitor ecological and social, cultural and economic aspects of coral reefs within interacting regional networks.

To strengthen the existing capacity to examine reefs by providing a consistent monitoring program, that will identify trends in coral reefs and discriminate between natural, anthropogenic, and climatic changes.

To disseminate results at local, regional, and global scales on coral reef status and trends, to assist environmental management agencies implement sustainable use and conservation of reefs.

 

The GCRMN operates through 17 regional networks of countries and states, called nodes. Each of the 17 regional nodes has a regional coordinator, and countries within a node all (ideally) have a national coordinator.

IR. Iran monitors the coral reefs as the regional node coordinator of GCRMN in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman region.

 

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