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2020 Status Report Scoring Methodology for Atlantic Jurisdictions


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Title:
2020 Status Report Scoring Methodology for Atlantic Jurisdictions
Alternate Title:
Indicator calculations and scoring for coral reef status reports of the Atlantic jurisdictions: Flower Garden Banks, the United States Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Florida’s Coral Reef
Author(s):
Donovan, Caroline
Towle, Erica K.
Blondeau, Jeremiah
Eakin, Mark
Edwards, Kimberly
Edwards, Peter
Enochs, Ian
Fleming, Chloe
Formel, Nathan
Geiger, Erick
Gorstein, Matthew
Grove, Jay
Groves, Sarah
Johnson, Matthew
Kelsey, Heath
Manzello, Derek
Miller, Nathan
Viehman, Shay
United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.)
Corporate Name:
United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.)
Dates of Publication:
2020
Abstract:
A coral reef status report addresses the need to summarize and communicate coral reef monitoring and assessment in U.S. jurisdictions to decision-makers, policy-makers, and the public. These assessments provide the status of U.S. coral reef areas in order to track change over time and evaluate ecosystem condition. This methods document explains the scoring process for the Flower Garden Banks, Florida’s Coral Reef, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands coral reef status reports. The criteria which experts used to choose indicators were: 1) data availability, 2) sufficient understanding of reference conditions, and 3) importance to overall ecosystem health. These indicators and scoring process were refined over months of discussion between different groups, jurisdictions, and NOAA headquarters. This methods document should be used to understand the detailed process by which each indicator was assessed and scored.
Keywords:
Coral reef conservation
Coral reef ecology
Research
Place Keywords:
Atlantic Ocean
Florida
United States Virgin Islands
Puerto Rico
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (Tex.)
Mexico, Gulf of
Local Corporate Name:
CoRIS (Coral Reef Information System)
Type of Resource:
Technical Report
Note:
A coral reef status report addresses the need to summarize and communicate coral reef monitoring and assessment in U.S. jurisdictions to decision-makers, policy-makers, and the public. These assessments provide the status of U.S. coral reef areas in order to track change over time and evaluate ecosystem condition. This methods document explains the scoring process for the Flower Garden Banks, Florida’s Coral Reef, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands coral reef status reports. The criteria which experts used to choose indicators were: 1) data availability, 2) sufficient understanding of reference conditions, and 3) importance to overall ecosystem health. These indicators and scoring process were refined over months of discussion between different groups, jurisdictions, and NOAA headquarters. This methods document should be used to understand the detailed process by which each indicator was assessed and scored.
2020
CoRIS (Coral Reef Information System)
Submitted
https://doi.org/10.25923/xagj-1854
CRCP Project ID ; 743
Public Domain
1930
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