Final Reports from the Global Reef Expedition

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For the past eight years, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation conducted a large-scale scientific research mission called the Global Reef Expedition (GRE). The primary goals of the GRE were to map and characterize coral reef ecosystems, identify their current status and major threats, and examine factors that enhance their ability to survive—and recover from—major disturbance events. Now, scientists at the Living Oceans Foundation are focused on analyzing data collected on the Global Reef Expedition and publishing reports that can be used to guide coral reef management.

Living Oceans Foundation Completes Global Coral Reef Atlas

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The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation has completed the World Reef Map, an online interactive coral reef atlas that allows users to explore all of the coral reefs and shallow water marine habitats mapped on the Global Reef Expedition. With over 65,000 square kilometers of shallow water marine ecosystems mapped, this is by far the largest collection of high-resolution coral reef maps ever made.

2018 Corals in the Classroom Workshop

Thank you to the teachers who joined us for our 2018 Corals in the Classroom Workshop. In mid-August, we partnered with the National Aquarium to introduce local teachers to our Coral Reef Ecology Curriculum. Teachers participated in a two-day, hands-on workshop focused …

J.A.M.I.N. Student Voices

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Previously, you heard the voice of the students in our B.A.M. program. Now it’s time to hear how the students in Jamaica feel about our J.A.M.I.N. program. Year 1 Program   “My favorite part of the J.A.M.I.N. program is when I actually got to …

J.A.M.I.N. Spring 2018

In partnership with the University of the West Indies Discovery Bay Marine Lab and Seville Heritage Park, we have successfully completed another year of the Jamaican Awareness of Mangroves (J.A.M.I.N.) program. Our tenth-grade students at St. Hilda and William Knibb High …

B.A.M. Student Voices

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Throughout the B.A.M. and J.A.M.I.N. programs, we evaluate each program by surveying students in each of the three phases. We use this information to gage how much information the students initially know regarding mangroves and their attitudes towards them before we begin the programs. …

Meet Our Middle School 2018 Science Without Borders® Challenge Winners

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After we announce the winners of our Science Without Borders® Challenge, I get a lot of questions about the students. Where are they from? How long have they been interested in art? Are they planning on studying art at university? The incredible artwork …