The functioning of this remarkable new feature is designed to keep users informed about the state of coral reefs in their chosen locations. Every two weeks, new bleaching data is uploaded to the Atlas acquired through monitoring data that is cued by the NOAA Coral Reef Watch (Bleaching Alert Level 1). Log on to the Atlas and sign up for alerts for a country’s marine region, or a marine protected area or draw a custom reef area of interest and you’ll receive an email notifying you whenever there’s been bleaching detected in that area. It’s like having a direct line of communication with the reefs themselves.
The Coral Atlas’ goal is to assist coral reef managers, decision-makers, scientists, and individuals with a passion for these magnificent ecosystems. By providing valuable information about coral bleaching at various scales, the Atlas aims to keep everyone informed about the current status of our reefs. To delve deeper into this feature and gain more insights, interested individuals can visit the Coral Atlas Website and blog.
By raising awareness to the availability of bleaching alerts, we can contribute to the preservation of coral reefs worldwide. This feature is a significant step forward in the ongoing efforts to protect coral reefs and mitigate the impact of coral bleaching. By alarming individuals with real-time information, the Allen Coral Atlas is equipping them to take proactive measures in safeguarding these vital ecosystems.