Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA)’s Data Explorer
AGRRA’s Data Explorer houses the largest database on Caribbean coral reef health indicators, with data available from more than 2,300 surveys in 28 countries or territories throughout the Caribbean.
The Data Explorer includes:
- Summary Products (download data)
- PORT – Parameterized Online Reporting Tool
- Online Data Entry Tool
More information about AGRRA: www.agrra.org
AGRRA’s initial goals are to provide a standardized assessment of key structural and functional indicators that could be applied to reveal spatial and temporal patterns of regional reef condition. Priority was placed on conducting baseline assessments of remote reefs such as in Cuba, The Bahamas, Panama and Los Roques and on creating educational materials and leading training workshops for in-country partners around the Caribbean
A cornerstone of our program has been providing open-access to scientific data collected through our partner network. Over 2,300 surveys and 10,000’s of data scientific metrics of corals, fish, and key invertebrates have been collected throughout reefs in the Caribbean. The AGRRA data portal greatly improves the efficiency, transparency and reliability of data compilation and analysis. AGRRA has become a key source of scientific data used to inform reef policies, legislation, management and conservation.
AGRRA has developed a comprehensive set of visual training tools to help partners learn identification of key reef organisms, their role in reef health, and how to scientifically monitor, track and understand these systems. We strive to promote a learning platform through trainings, exchanges and education materials and to catalyze conservation impact through creative effective communication to wider audiences.