National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coral Reef Watch

NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) uses remote sensing, modeled, and in situ data to operate a decision support system (DSS) to help resource managers, researchers, decision makers, and other stakeholders around the world prepare for and respond to coral reef ecosystem stressors, predominantly resulting from climate change and warming of the Earth's oceans. Offering the world's only global early-warning system of coral reef ecosystem physical environmental changes, CRW remotely monitors conditions that can cause coral bleaching, disease, and death; it delivers information and early warnings in near real-time and uses operational climate forecasts to provide outlooks of stressful environmental conditions at targeted reef locations worldwide. CRW products are primarily sea surface temperature (SST)-based but also incorporate light and ocean color, among other variables. Data stored in database as downloadable data and 5km composite products

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Geographic Scope
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Regional (3 or more countries)
Author NOAA, Coral Reef Watch
Metadata Last Updated December 2, 2020, 21:55 (UTC)
Created December 2, 2020, 19:51 (UTC)