Coral Reef Monitoring in the OECS and Tobago, 2007-2009

Latest version published by Caribbean Coastal Data Centre, Centre for Marine Sciences on May 10, 2019 Caribbean Coastal Data Centre, Centre for Marine Sciences

The objective of the Coral Reef Monitoring for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Tobago project was to strengthen the coral reef monitoring network in the region and to conduct an assessment of the coral reefs in these participating countries. In 2007 an agreement was made between the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), the executing agency for the Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Changes (MACC) project, and the Centre for Marine Sciences (CMS) to implement this monitoring programme which was conducted during the period 2007-2009.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 37 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
    37
  • Occurrence 
    652

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Creary Ford M, M. Archibald, G. Brown, D. Chin, J. Defoe, P. Gayle, J. Gomez, L. Grant, S. Green, D. Henry, C. Issac, L. Jones-Smith, I. Kenny, L. Laurence, J. Mitchell, S. Nimrod, H. Prospere, N. Sang, B. Simon, H. Small, O. Spence, S. Steele, C. Stoute, D. Theophile, A. Titus, L. Wilkins, P. Wilson-Kelly, K. Wulf (2018): Coral Reef Monitoring in the OECS and Tobago, 2007-2009. v1.1. Caribbean Coastal Data Centre, Centre for Marine Sciences. Dataset/Samplingevent. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=macc_coral_monitoring&v=1.1

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Caribbean Coastal Data Centre, Centre for Marine Sciences. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 5eae3213-f054-4ddc-a6c8-3fa494b17907.  Caribbean Coastal Data Centre, Centre for Marine Sciences publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.

Keywords

Samplingevent; Eastern Caribbean; coral reef; video monitoring

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Marcia Creary Ford
Environmental Data Manager
University of the West Indies - Centre for Marine Sciences Mona Campus Kingston 7 JM
http://www.mona.uwi.edu/cms/ccdc/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Marcia Creary Ford
Environmental Data Manager
University of the West Indies - Centre for Marine Sciences Mona Campus Kingston 7 JM
http://www.mona.uwi.edu/cms/ccdc/

Who filled in the metadata:

Marcia Creary Ford
Environmental Data Manager
University of the West Indies - Centre for Marine Sciences Mona Campus Kingston 7 JM
http://www.mona.uwi.edu/cms/ccdc/

Geographic Coverage

The following islands in the Eastern Caribbean: Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago.

Bounding Coordinates South West [10.921, -64.094], North East [19.104, -60.469]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Chromista (Algae)
Phylum  Porifiera (Sponges),  Chlorophyta (Algae)
Order  Scleractinia (Corals),  Alcyonacea (Gorgonians)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2007-01-01 / 2009-01-01

Project Data

The objective of this project was to expand the coral reef monitoring programme started under the CPACC (Caribbean Planning for Global Climate Change) Project to the countries of the Eastern Caribbean. The Centre for Marine Sciences (CMS) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Jamaica was contracted by the MACC (Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change) Project to oversee this process. Sixteen participants from seven Eastern Caribbean countries (Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines and Tobago) were trained in Saint Lucia, in the coral reef video monitoring protocol developed under Caribbean Planning for Adaptation to Climate Change (CPACC) pilot project during September 2007. Following the training, each country selected a monitoring site and monitoring was conducted at these sites under the supervision of resources persons from the CMS. The videotapes were processed and analyzed at the CMS. This data set provides the data on the percentage of coral species as well as gorgonian, sponges, zoanthids and algae collected at the selected monitoring sites in each country.

Title Coral Reef Monitoring for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Tobago (2007-2009)
Identifier BID-CA2016-0004-SMA
Funding The publishing of this data set was supported through a small grant from GBIF/BID Coral reef monitoring in the OECS and Tobago was implemented through a MOU between the UWI-CMS and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the World Bank.
Study Area Description The study area was comprised of seven islands located in the Eastern Caribbean; Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago. Each country selected coral reef areas for monitoring based on guidelines outline in the site selection protocol
Design Description Monitoring took place under the supervision of the Roving Team Leaders (RTLs) from the CMS in collaboration with local resources persons and volunteers. Each RTL was assigned responsibility for two countries. Each country selected coral reef areas (Operational Areas) for monitoring based on the guidelines outlined in the site selection protocol, taking into consideration the use to which the data would be put, the peculiarities of the area and any constraints that might be encountered during monitoring. Each country was requested to installed 20 permanent transects, each 20m long, at the selected sites. The video monitoring protocol was based on the Aronson method that utilized a high resolution video camera to video tape the substrate. The resultant videotapes were reviewed to ensure that clarity and resolution were satisfactory and then labelled and sent to the CMS for processing and analysis. The Pinnacle Studio™ software was used to capture discrete non‐overlapping adjacent images for each transect. The estimate the benthic cover from images was determined using the Coral Point Count with Excel extensions (CPCe Ver 3.5) software.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Marcia Creary Ford
Originator
Peter Gayle
Originator
Peter Wilson-Kelly
Originator
Sean Green
Originator
Omar Spence
Originator
Hugh Small
Originator
Brent Simon
Originator
Mark Archibald
Originator
Candy Stoute
Originator
Jullan Defoe
Originator
Jerry Mitchell
Originator
Craston Isaac
Originator
Derrick Theophile
Originator
Steve Nimrod
Originator
Graeme Brown
Originator
Lynn Wilkins
Originator
Kia Wulf
Originator
Laudiana Laurence
Originator
Hazelann Prospere
Originator
Sophia Steele
Originator
Lucille Grant
Originator
Addison Titus
Originator
Jonathan Gomez
Originator
Kahlil Hassanali
Originator
Kirwin Sampson
Originator
Kirwin Redman
Originator
Paul Phillip
Processor
Denise Henry
Processor
Denise Chin
Processor
Ivanna Kenny
Processor
Loureene Jones Smith
Processor
Nicole Sang

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 5eae3213-f054-4ddc-a6c8-3fa494b17907
https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=macc_coral_monitoring