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Satellite Technology to Inform Coral Reef Monitoring System

Satellite technology is informing a global coral reef monitoring system and providing imagery that will help scientists understand the current health of the reef and better monitor its change over time. This fall, five pilot sites were developed in order to refine mapping methods, including Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia; Moorea, French Polynesia; Lighthouse Reef, Belize; West Hawaii Island,

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Cost of Flooding Doubles Worldwide with Loss of Coral Reef

An article published in Nature Communications shows that because “coral reefs serve as natural, low-crested, submerged breakwaters, which provide flood reduction benefits through wave breaking and wave energy attenuation,” coral reefs save billions of dollars each year in flood damage. Losing coral reefs results in worse flooding further inland for larger numbers of people, and it increases in the costs

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Palau to Host the 2020 “Our Oceans” Conference

The Republic of Palau will host the 2020 edition of the Our Oceans conference, an event designed as a forum for ocean leaders to commit to positive changes related to marine protected areas, climate change, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, sustainable blue economy and maritime security. The Our Oceans event held in 2017 in Malta resulted in 433 tangible and measurable

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