The first global map of tropical shallow water has been created through joint effort of NASA and NOAA. Nearly 44,000 SeaWiFS (Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor) scenes collected over five years were processed to 1 sq.km cells by NASA Space Flight Center using algorithms developed by NOAA for water shallower than 20-30 meters. NOAA is working with the UNEP World Consdervation Monitoring Centre to use this data set to improve the database of coral reef locations used in ReefBase.
Australian-Indonesian project to improve aquaculture
by Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Media Release
11 December 2006
Australian and Indonesian scientists are developing ways to address environmental concerns regarding the Asia-Pacific cage fish industry. The project, led by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), is a joint collaboration between eight Australian and Indonesian agencies. The goal of the program is to produce guidelines for building sustainable cage fish farms in Indonesia (the 2nd largest aquaculture producer in the world), Australia and other tropical regions.