Implementation of the National Coral Reef Action Strategy: Report on NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Activities from 2007 to 2009
In April 2010, the CRCP released a Report to Congress highlighting Program activities from 2007 to 2009. This document is the third of the biennial progress reports on implementation of the National Coral Reef Action Strategy that are required by the CRCA.
The report highlights NOAA CRCP accomplishments from 2007 to 2009; the Program's annual budget for each year was $25.9 million in 2007, $27 million in 2008 and $29.4 million in 2009. During the period covered by this report, the CRCP operated pursuant to thirteen program goals organized under two themes: Understanding Coral Reef Ecosystems and Reducing the Adverse Impacts of Human Activities, and the report presents activities undertaken for each of these goals, including mapping, assessment, monitoring, partnerships, socioeconomic research and restoration, among other, as well as summaries of reports produced during the time period covered. This document also covers the reorganization process of the program from 13 goals to three goals and associated objectives.
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coral reef conservation program
The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) is a partnership between the NOAA Line Offices that work on coral reef issues: the National Ocean Service, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, and the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service. The CRCP brings together expertise from across NOAA for a multidisciplinary approach to managing and understanding coral reef ecosystems.
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