Training Tools and Survey Materials

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We recently conducted a training workshop in Summer 2021 with over 100 people from the four countries of the Mesoamerican Region in collaboration with the Healthy Reefs Initiative.

Our online training materials are currently being updated and will be available soon. If you are interested in an AGRRA coral reef monitoring training course, please contact us at info@agrra.org.

This section contains the tools to train surveyors who wish to conduct monitoring surveys using the AGRRA protocol. It also includes the Survey Materials for AGRRA surveyors to conduct their surveys.

These in-depth training materials are to aid identification of benthos, coral and fish in addition to the Instruction guides for conducting monitoring surveys, how to make survey equipment, data sheet templates and underwater aids.

PLEASE NOTE – TRAINING MATERIALS ARE CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED. See our quizzes to practice your benthic, coral and fish identification.
New materials are under development and notifications will be sent when they become available. Contact us at info@agrra.org if you would like to be notified when materials are available.

AGRRA Website Registration is needed to access the AGRRA materials. The Registration process is quick and easy.  If you have not already registered you will have the opportunity to create a Registration record when you select a file for download. Otherwise you can enter your login details when prompted when you select a file for download.

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Please contact us at  info@agrra.org if you have any questions.

Please note – these are not available at this time – Introduction to Coral Reefs – [Powerpoint Presentation]  [PDF]

The Training Power Point files are large and incorporate a interactive Question & Answer learning method.  The Power Point files have a corresponding PDF format that contains the same information but does not include the question & answer functionality.

AGRRA Survey Materials

Read about the full AGRRA monitoring protocol.

TRAINING MATERIALS ARE CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED.
New materials are under development and notifications will be sent when they become available.

Benthos Training Materials

Benthic organisms are grouped by their ecological interactions including corals, algae and sessile invertebrates. Click here to see training materials on how to conduct AGRRA Benthos surveys.

TRAINING MATERIALS ARE CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED.
New materials are under development and notifications will be sent when they become available.

Coral Training Materials

Coral reefs provide habitat for fish and other reef organisms. Coral Training materials include coral identification and training on surveying coral condition.

TRAINING MATERIALS ARE CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED.
New materials are under development and notifications will be sent when they become available.

Fish Training Materials

Coral reef fish come in a variety of shapes and colors. Fish Training materials include fish identification and how to conduct AGRRA fish surveys.

TRAINING MATERIALS ARE CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED.
New materials are under development and notifications will be sent when they become available.

Reef Type Training Material

The Caribbean has a variety of different reef types. Learn how to identify the different types of reefs.

TRAINING MATERIALS ARE CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED.
New materials are under development and notifications will be sent when they become available.

Equipment Instructions

Very simple, easy-to-make equipment is used to survey reefs using the AGRRA method.

TRAINING MATERIALS ARE CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED.
New materials are under development and notifications will be sent when they become available.

Site Selection

Selecting what type of reef to survey is important. The method for selecting sites is influenced by the size, abundance, distribution and habitat complexity of the reefs in the study location.

TRAINING MATERIALS ARE CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED.
New materials are under development and notifications will be sent when they become available.

Data Sheets

Files are available. Print sheets on underwater paper for recording data when conducting surveys. Transpose data online via computer.

TRAINING MATERIALS ARE CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED.
New materials are under development and notifications will be sent when they become available.

Online Training Module

This functionality is in development. Access to this is not yet available

Quick Quizzes

See our selection of short, quick quizzes to test your Fish, Coral and Benthos ID knowledge. No login needed.