About the Project

Overview:

As a volunteer, you can make a difference by participating in community-based monitoring efforts! Informed volunteer networks can serve as the “eyes and ears” and will often provide the first indications of changes to a system. In addition to the value of early detection, it is important to maintain ongoing monitoring efforts to compile data and document resource conditions.  

Our team has developed this online tool to support, enhance, and widen the scope of existing monitoring efforts. By using this resource and entering your own data, you can help provide information that is of high value to local resource management. 

Development Team and Support:

This site is managed by the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL). Funding for the site’s development has been provided by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This site was created in support of community-based monitoring programs coordinated by the Hawai‘i Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Aquanimity Now, the Digital Bus, Project S.E.A.-Link, and other local organizations and agencies. 

 

Members of this site’s development team (Left to right: Darla White, Alastair Hebard, Brandon Boyd, Liz Foote, and Robin Knox)