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Webinar: The Allen Coral Atlas: A New Map for Coral Conservation

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Thursday, 14 May 2020, 12:00

Thursday, May 14, 2020. 12:00PM. Webinar: The Allen Coral Atlas: A New Map for Coral Conservation. Brianna Bambic and Helen Fox, National Geographic Society; and Paulina Gerstner, Vulcan, Inc. Sponsored by NOAA's National Ocean Service and NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program. More information here


The Allen Coral Atlas ( partnership uses high-resolution satellite imagery and advanced analytics to map and monitor the world's coral reefs, creating unprecedented global coverage. As the Atlas develops maps of benthic habitat and reef geomorphology regionally and then globally, the field engagement component of the partnership seeks to identify and enable users of the Atlas to achieve conservation results (e.g., through marine spatial planning or other efforts). In this webinar, field engagement team members will share the vision behind the Atlas, review the technology being used to create it, and introduce the tool's functionality.The Atlas is funded primarily by Vulcan Inc. (founded by the late Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen); partners include Planet, ASU's Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science, UQ's Remote Sensing Research Center (RSRC), which leads mapping, and the National Geographic Society, which leads field engagement.

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