Our friends at Allen Coral Atlas have contributed a fascinating guest blog this week announcing that scientists using the Allen Coral Atlas have the ability to see predictions of marine heating areas, and simultaneously assess the location, extent and severity of coral bleaching events. An amazing step forward in our ability to monitor threats to our precious coral reef ecosystems.
After years of research and development on our methodology, the Allen Coral Atlas team is thrilled to release a new product feature on our website: monitoring of coral reef brightening. To start, we are offering this capability for only the Hawaiian Archipelago, to depict the bleaching that occurred in August through November of 2019.
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If you are excited about this new capability, we’d love to hear from you! Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org how you plan to use the tool in your work. You can find more information about our methods for creating it on the Monitoring tab of our Methods page.
You can also read more about the brightening monitoring system in the Q&A Feature with Greg Asner of Arizona State University.