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Scientists complete largest…

December 11, 2019

Diving in French Polynesia (c) Michele Westmorland/iLZP

The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation has released their findings from the largest coral reef survey and mapping expedition ever conducted in French Polynesia. The Global Reef Expedition: French Polynesia Final Report provides a comprehensive summary of the research findings from the expedition, an assessment of the health and resiliency of French Polynesia’s coral reefs, and recommendations for preserving French Polynesia’s coral reefs into the future.

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Living Oceans Foundation scientists…

December 11, 2019

Global Reef Expedition: French Polynesia Final Report

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The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is proud to release our findings from the largest coral reef survey and mapping expedition ever conducted in French Polynesia. The Global Reef Expedition: French Polynesia Final Report provides a comprehensive summary of the …

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Global Reef Expedition: French…

December 10, 2019

Global Reef Expedition: French Polynesia Final Report

In April 2011 the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation embarked on the Global Reef Expedition—the largest coral reef survey and mapping expedition in history. As part of the 5-year Expedition, an international team of scientists worked with local partners …

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Become a Mangrove Detective

December 5, 2019

Students studying mangrove disease

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We are looking for educators and organizations to participate in the new Mangrove Detectives program! Mangrove Detectives is a citizen science program that consists of field and lab activities that involve students in the collection of unique data about disease …

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National-scale marine bioregions for…

November 19, 2019

Published in Marine Pollution Bulletin, November 2019 By Maria Beger, Hans Wendt, Jonah Sullivan, Claire Mason, Jimaima LeGrand, Kate Davey, Stacy Jupiter, Daniela M. Ceccarelli, Alex Dempsey, Graham Edgar, David A. Feary, Douglas Fenner, Marian Gauna, Hannah Grice, Sahar Noor …

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Two Decades of Aquatic Life Exploration

November 19, 2019

KSLOF Brochure

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For the past two decades, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation has used a three-pronged approach of science, education, and outreach to create lasting conservation for some of the world’s most remote and vulnerable coral reef systems. Success in …

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The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans…

November 15, 2019

The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. For two decades, the Foundation has used its three-pronged approach of science, education, and outreach to create lasting conservation for. some of the world's most remote and vulnerable coral reef systems. Success in these three pillars of our work helped the Foundation become a global player in marine conservation.

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Mangrove Detectives

November 14, 2019

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Scientists are looking to students across the Caribbean for their help studying the health of mangrove forests. This week, Dr. Ryann Rossi, a post-doctoral scholar at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), launched the Mangrove Detectives Project with help from the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation and Friends of the Environment. Mangrove Detectives is a new citizen-science project that teaches students valuable laboratory and field skills while they document mangrove disease and insect communities in their local mangrove forest. The project provides teachers, non-profit organizations, and environmental educators with free lesson plans, field kits, and laboratory materials to help their students study threats to their local mangrove forest and become part of an international community of Mangrove Detectives.

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AI for Earth

November 7, 2019

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Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Earth program is harnessing the power of the Global Reef Expedition dataset to build a predictive model of global coral reef health and resilience. Anna Bakker, a Ph.D. student working with KSLOF’s Chief Scientist Dr. Sam Purkis on remote sensing of coral reefs, was awarded the Microsoft AI for Earth Grant for the duration of her Ph.D. This program will grant us access to use the immense power of AI, machine learning, and cloud computing to analyze the data collected during the Global Reef Expedition.

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Atlas of the Amirantes

October 18, 2019

The Atlas of the Amirantes contains high-resolution benthic habitat maps that were created from this research project for the purpose of aiding the Seychelles government in marine conservation efforts and management plans.

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