Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

Coral Reefs


About the Cyberlibrary

The Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary was developed by Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich on behalf of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development, with sponsorship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

While every effort is made to ensure that information on this site, and on other sites that are referenced here, is accurate, no liability for loss or damage resulting from use of this information can be accepted.


Climate change and coral reefs — selected resources in the Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary and on the web

In the Cyberlibrary

Global Change and Coral Reefs
Barrie Pittock summarizes the factors that are affecting the world's coral reefs. Published March 2000

On the Web

Australian Institute of Marine Science
Site includes details of coral reef research and the full text of the publication Status of Coral Reefs of the World.

Climate Change, Coral Bleaching and the Future of the World's Coral Reefs
Climate Change, Coral Bleaching and the Future of the World's Coral Reefs, from Greenpeace, concludes that if climate change is not stopped, coral bleaching is set to steadily increase in frequency and intensity all over the world until it occurs annually by 2030 - 2070. It was prepared by Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, director of the Coral Reef Research Institute.

Coral Health and Monitoring Program
Comprehensive site maintained by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, providing up-to-date assessment and links to related sites.

Coral Reef Alliance
Site includes educational material, photos, diver reports, related links and an international NGO directory.

Coral reef photography
Extensive gallery of coral reef photos.

Coral Reef Research Centre
Research news, conference information, related links and educational material concerning the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs in general.

Coral Reef Research Institute
The mission of the Coral Reef Research Institute is to enhance the conservation and good management of coral reefs through education and research.

Coral Reef Resilience and Resistance to Bleaching
Coral Reef Resilience and Resistance to Bleaching, from the World Conservation Union and the Nature Conservancy, shows that the fate of corals may not yet be sealed. By fighting other stress factors such as pollution or overfishing impacting on coral reefs, reefs will be able to better adapt to climate change impacts. Published October 2006

Coral Reef Web Sites
The Centre for Tropical Coastal Management Studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne makes available listings of web sites concerned with coral reefs and other coastal resources and coastal zone management.

Coral reefs
Glossary on coral reefs from NOAA.

Coral Reefs and Global Climate Change
On-line report from the Pew Centre, detailing the potential impact of climate change on the world's coral reefs.

The purpose of the Coral-List listserver is to provide a forum for Internet discussions and announcements among coral health researchers pertaining to coral reef health and monitoring throughout the world. The list is primarily for use by coral health researchers and scientists.

Accessible, informative site providing a single entry point for extensive coral reef information and data products.

Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network
The Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network works to improve management and conservation of coral reefs by providing manuals, equipment, databases, training, problem solving, and helps with finding funds for reef monitoring - all coordinated in a global network.

Great Barrier Reef
Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef and links to other sites.

Implications of Climate Change for Australia's Great Barrier Reef
Report commissioned by WWF Australia and the Queensland Tourism Industry Council on how Australia's Great Barrier Reef may look in an overheating world, prepared by economist Hans Hoegh-Guldberg and reef expert Ove Hoegh-Guldberg.

International Coral Reef Action Network
The International Coral Reef Action Network is a global partnership of coral reef experts who are working to halt and reverse the decline of the health of the world's coral reefs.

Jurassic Reef Park
A virtual tour of the reefs of the Jurassic Period.

Mangroves for the Future
Mangroves for the Future, led by the World Conservation Union, is a multi-agency, multi-country initiative for the long-term conservation and sustainable management of coastal ecosystems such as mangroves, coral reefs, wetlands, forests, lagoons, estuaries, beaches and sandy shores.

Marine Biology Learning Center
Introduction to various aspects of coral reef science and related subjects.

Our People on the Reef
Jane Resture comments on the plight of the Pacific islands.

R2 ReefResilience
ReefResilience is the place to find information about building resilience into coral reef management strategies.

Reef Check
Reef Check is a volunteer, ocean conservation organization designed to save coral reefs globally and temperate reefs in California.

Reef Relief
Reef Relief is a non-profit grassroots membership organization dedicated to preserve and protect living coral reef ecosystems through local, regional and international efforts.

A global information system on coral reefs. Online database in collaboration with global monitoring programmes provides extensive information on all related issues such as status, threats, management and GIS datasets for 100 countries and territories.

World Distribution of Coral Reefs and Mangroves
Maintained by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, contains maps of the world distribution of coral reefs and mangroves and background information.

Autogenerated: 15 May 2015

Bright Ideas

GE cuts solar costs

General Electric plans to cut solar installation costs by half

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 supports South African school children and managers reduce their carbon footprint through its Club programme

Smart street lighting

Bath & North East Somerset Council in the United Kingdom has installed smart LED carriageway lighting that automatically adjusts to light and traffic levels

Longwood Gardens

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Public Gardens Association are mounting an educational exhibit at Longwood Gardens showing the link between temperature and planting zones

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

The energy-efficient Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel is powered by renewable and sustainable sources, including integrated solar photovoltaics and guest-powered bicycles

El Hierro

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, plans to generate 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

Remarkables Primary School green roof

The green roof on the Remarkables Primary School in New Zealand reduces stormwater runoff, provides insulation and doubles as an outdoor classroom

Weather Info for All

The Weather Info for All project aims to roll out up to five thousand automatic weather observation stations throughout Africa


SolSource turns its own waste heat into electricity or stores it in thermal fabrics, harnessing the sun's energy for cooking and electricity for low-income families

Wave House

The Wave House uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation

Mbale compost-processing plant

The Mbale compost-processing plant in Uganda produces cheaper fertilizer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Frito-Lay Casa Grande

At Casa Grande, Frito-Lay has reduced energy consumption by nearly a fifth since 2006 by, amongst other things, installing a heat recovery system to preheat cooking oil

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Updated: May 15th 2015