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Alligator Head Foundation leading…

October 17, 2019

BUZZ By Gavin October 8, 2019 Students from Titchfield High School and members of the Alligator Head Foundation celebrate a great day of data collection and experiments as the biology cohort completes phase one of the Khaled bin Sultan Living …

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Now accepting entries for the Science…

October 16, 2019

Science Without Borders Challenge 2020 Cover

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The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is now accepting entries for the 2020 Science Without Borders® Challenge! This annual art contest inspires students from all over the world to be creative while learning about important ocean science and conservation issues. The theme for this year’s competition is “Take Action: Conserve Coral Reefs,” and scholarships of up to $500 will be awarded to the winning entries. The Challenge is open to all students who are 11-19 years old and enrolled in primary or secondary school (or the home-school equivalent). Entries must be received by Monday, April 20, to be eligible to win.

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A Conversation with Science Without…

September 19, 2019

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At only 12 years old, Zeno Park won first place in the middle school category of our international student art contest, the Science Without Borders® Challenge. Zeno lives in New Jersey, where he studies art after school at Studio YM in …

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The Global Reef Expedition: A mission…

September 5, 2019

Kristin Stolberg (front) and Bar Ayalon (back), Scientists of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation surveying corals at the outer reef edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Ribbon 7, green zone. Great visibility of more than 50 meters.

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In 2011, scientists from the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation set out on a mission to explore the remote coral reefs of the world. An international team of scientists, photographers, videographers and conservationists, as well as local leaders, were assembled to map, characterize, and evaluate coral reefs throughout the western Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. They wanted to take a snapshot of the reefs in time, to survey and map the reefs and assess their health before it was too late. 

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The Global Reef Expedition: A mission…

September 4, 2019

Global Geneva Magazine By Liz Thompson They set out to survey the health of remote coral reefs. As Liz Thompson writes, the team returned with the largest collection of high-resolution coral reef maps on Earth. IN 2011, scientists from the …

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An Ocean of Story Maps

August 29, 2019

With the storytelling tools in ArcGIS, the ocean community is telling powerful stories about ocean science, conservation, exploration, and field work. The Story Maps in this collection by Esri were chosen for the outstanding ways that they are informing, educating, and inspiring scientists, conservationists, decision-makers, and the general public, on a wide variety of ocean issues. They include two that feature our work with the iLCP in Palau and on the Great Barrier Reef.

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How we used Maxar satellite imagery to…

August 29, 2019

World Reef Map Coral Reef Map

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The world has lost over 50 percent of its coral reefs due to climate change and other human pressures in the past 40 years. Few accurate maps of remote coral reefs exist, and without good maps, it is hard to …

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Building the most accurate, most…

August 27, 2019

World Reef Map Coral Reef Map

Maxar August 13, 2019 By Sam Purkis, PhD, Chief Scientist of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation   How the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation used Maxar satellite imagery to create the largest high-resolution maps of coral reefs …

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Big data and the race to save coral…

July 31, 2019

JMP June 28, 2019   With climate change fast eliciting coral bleaching on global scales, marine biologists are using predictive modeling to help prioritize conservation efforts.   Though coral reefs constitute less than 2% of the Earth’s oceans, they play …

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B.A.M. Student Voices 2018-2019

July 16, 2019

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Previously, you heard the voice of the students in our J.A.M.I.N. program.  Now it’s time to hear how the students in The Bahamas feel about our Bahamas Awareness of Mangroves (B.A.M.) program! 1st Year B.A.M. Students: “I learned that mangroves are more vital to …

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