Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment





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 AGRRA Results Published in July 2003, Volume 496 Atoll Research Bulletin,
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The Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) Program is an international collaboration of scientists and mangers aimed at determining the regional condition of reefs in the Western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

AGRRA is the first and only program that has developed an extensive regional database on Caribbean coral reef condition. Using an innovative regional approach to examine the condition of reef-building corals, algae and fishes, our teams of reef scientists have assessed some 819 reef areas at 39 sites throughout the region. Already our preliminary findings have provided valuable baseline data for scientists and government officials responsible for selecting marine protected areas and maintaining their condition. Over 100 scientists and resource managers have joined AGRRA to conduct capacity training workshops, field assessments, data analysis and prepare results for publication and press releases.

The goals of the AGRRA Project are to:

   Complete the regional assessment of the health of coral reefs throughout the Western Atlantic;

  Analyze the results and develop a database so as to establish a practical scale of comparative reef condition; and

  Promote the transfer of this information to a wider audience including the general public, resource managers, government officials, policy makers, tourist operators, and students.

Now Available – New release (September 2010) of BLAGRRA protocol [Version 2.0]

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Now Available – New release of AGRRA protocol [Version 5.4]

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Now Available – AGRRA Parameterized Online Reporting Tool (PORT)
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Now Available – Latest release (October 2007) of
AGRRA Database and Summary Products for 1997-2004

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Robert N. Ginsburg
Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment
MGG-RSMAS, University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149
Telephone: (305) 421-4875
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