Category: Front Page News

Seasons Greetings from AGRRA

  Thank you to all our partners and contributors who helped make 2017 a great year. With your support and participation, we were able to train 60 partners from 8 countries and expand stewardship of our coral reefs in the Caribbean.  We look forward to sharing more news and details of our work in our… Read more »

Support Hurricane Relief Efforts in the Caribbean

These past few weeks have been very difficult for our friends, co-workers, families and neighbors affected by the devastating and destructive effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria as well as the series of earthquakes in Mexico. Our thoughts, prayers and well wishes are with all those affected including colleagues and partners across the Caribbean… Read more »

August 2017 – AGRRA conducts workshop in Veracruz, Mexico

Background Platform and fringing reefs with well-developed frameworks grow to maximum depths of about 21 m off the city of Veracruz in a naturally turbid environment on the narrow continental shelf in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. The reefs have been impacted in recent decades by increases in terrigenous sediments and by pollutants, coral diseases,… Read more »

Robert Nathan Ginsburg (1925-2017) – Scientist, mentor, visionary

To our AGRRA community of friends and partners: All of us with the AGRRA team are saddened to announce the loss of our colleague and dear friend, Dr. Robert N. Ginsburg who passed away July 9, 2017. As many of you know, Bob has been the guiding visionary force, mentor and “father” of AGRRA’s efforts… Read more »

38th AMLC/ACLM Scientific Conference in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, 22-26 May 2017

The 38th AMLC/ACLM Scientific Conference , ‘Marine Science in a Changing Climate’ will be held 22-28 May, 2017 in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.  Registration & Call for Abstracts: opened 27 February 2017. Deadlines: Closing date for abstract submissions: 17 March 2017 2017 AMLC Student Travel Awards – deadline 17 March 2017 2017 AMLC Student Research Grant-in-Aid – deadline 1 April 2017 Conference Co-Hosts… Read more »

A new way to see The Bahamas Underwater – Interactive atlas from Living Oceans Foundation

In 2011, AGRRA scientists Judith Lang and Ken Marks collaborated with The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF) to conduct coral reefs surveys in the Bahamas including the Inaguas, Hogsty Reef and Cay Sal Bank. Reports from those surveys are now available along with the interactive atlas of Bahamian coral reefs (see news release… Read more »

The Nature Conservancy announces new webinar series on Caribbean coral restoration

The Nature Conservancy is in the process of developing a Caribbean Coral Restoration Webinar Series (including Florida) to help foster long-term coordination and knowledge-sharing among the coral restoration and research community.  Preliminary details were announced during NOAA’s Caribbean Coral Restoration Workshop in November. The following provides more information. What: Quarterly webinars featuring topics that are… Read more »

AGRRA conducts training workshop in Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica, August 21-26, 2016 AGRRA database manager Ken Marks and scientist Dr. Judy Lang partnered with The Nature Conservancy and the University of the West Indies’ Port Royal Marine Laboratory to conduct an intensive, five-day training workshop on the AGRRA protocols and its online data-entry tool.   Attendees included a lecturer and a Ph.D. student… Read more »