Accession Number : ADA520698


Title :   Proceedings of the SERDP Coral Reef Monitoring and Assessment Workshop


Descriptive Note : Workshop rept.


Corporate Author : ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE MIAMI FL


Personal Author(s) : Reid, Pamela ; Lirman, Diego ; Gleason, Art ; Gintert, Brooke ; Dick, Meghan ; Gorbunov, Max ; Falkowski, Paul ; Gracias, Nuno ; Kurtz, Cheryl A ; Wild, Bill


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a520698.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 354


Abstract : From 2003 to 2009, SERDP funded the development of two technologies for assessing and monitoring coral reef health: (1) high-resolution (millimeter scale) video-mosaicing technology, capable of rapidly surveying and providing a permanent visual record for benthic areas over 100s of square meters in size (University of Miami) and (2) advanced bio-optical techniques for non-destructive assessment of selective natural and anthropogenic stresses using fluorescence induction and relaxation sensors (Rutgers University). A SERDP-sponsored workshop was held at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami Nov 18-19, 2008. The goals for the workshop were to: (1) understand the DoD client perspective on benthic community/coral reef assessment and monitoring needs; (2) understand other potential user perspectives (i.e., in addition to DoD) regarding their coral reef monitoring and assessment needs and how the two SERDP-developed technologies may help address those needs; and (3) identify how the two approaches/technologies are complementary to each other and how they might be integrated to meet end-user needs.


Descriptors :   *TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT , *MONITORING , *CORAL REEFS , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , AERONOMY , BENTHONIC ZONES , BIODYNAMICS , MOSAIC STRUCTURES(CRYSTALLOGRAPHY) , HIGH RESOLUTION , MILLIMETER WAVES , FLUORESCENCE , OPTICAL PROPERTIES , WORKSHOPS


Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE