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Launch of the Sixth GCRMN Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2020 Report

Tuesday , October 05, 2021

Event will be live streamed on YouTube

Location: Virtual

Organized Under The Monaco, Australia and Indonesia Secretariat

Participating Members

Launch of the Sixth GCRMN Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2020 Report

5th October 2021, 12:30 – 13:45 (CEST)

Virtual Meeting

The flagship product of the GCRMN is the Status of Coral Reefs of the World report that describes the status and trends of coral reefs worldwide. This sixth edition of the GCRMN Status of Coral Reefs of the World report is the first since 2008, and the first based on the quantitative analysis of a global dataset compiled from raw monitoring data contributed by more than 300 members of the network. The global dataset spanned more than 40 years from 1978 to 2019, and consisted of almost 2 million observations from more than 12,000 sites in 73 reef-bearing countries around the world.

Moderator: The Honourable Penelope Wensley AC, AIMS Council Chairman, Australia


Welcoming Remarks
The Honourable Penelope Wensley AC 

Methods (including data homogenisation)
Jeremy Wicquart

Global Results, Conclusion & Next Steps
Dr David Souter

Regional Results

East Asian
Tadashi Kimura

Dr Serge Planes

Western Indian Ocean
Dr David Obura

Dr Sandrine Pivard

 Dr David Souter


The joining instructions for the event will be sent to all registered participants on Monday 3rd October 2021. For more information, please contact Francis Staub, Global Coordinator, ICRI.