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Barbados Coastal Zone Management Unit
“The Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), which was established in 1996, was developed from the original Coastal Conservation Project Unit created in 1983. Since 1983 we have sought to create one of the preeminent coastal zone management institutions in the Caribbean…The Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), which was established in 1996, was developed from the original Coastal Conservation Project Unit created in 1983. Since 1983 we have sought to create one of the preeminent coastal zone management institutions in the Caribbean.”
“The MISSION of CORALL is to – “Foster the Conservation and Restoration of Coral Reef Ecosystems in Barbados for the Well Being of All.” The “All” in the mission includes all people, animals, plants, and elements in our environment, and is intrinsic to the acronym, “CORALL”. The Alliance is founded on the principles of community engagement and building capacity for the conservation and restoration of coral reefs in Barbados. This means that we can all make a very important contribution to the planet – for now and in the future.” Also on Facebook
CERMES technical Reports
Many relevant items fully available (CERMES is the Center for Resource Management and Environmental Studies at UWI, Cave Hill, Barbados.)
Monthly Bulletin May to Dec. “Developed in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Coral Reef Watch, the Caribbean Coral Reef Watch tracks the current sea surface temperatures and the related coral reef health, globally and regionally. It maps regional thermal stress levels and coral bleaching potential with a lead time of 20 weeks. Also included in this early warning tool is a detailed outlook for countries most at risk of coral bleaching. It is published between May and December to correspond with the season in which bleaching can occur.
Many theses, fully available listed under tis seacrh of the McGill University Livrary
A coral report card for Barbados: Development, design and metadata
JA irvine et al., 2021 CERMES Technical Report No 98 “The 2020 coral reef report card for Barbados serves to collate decades of existing data into an appealing and easily understood document, to inform policy makers and the general public about the status and trends of the island’s valuable coral reefs.” 52 page PDF
Caribbean Marine Maps View Satellite Imagery for Barbados
The Nature Conservancy “The Nature Conservancy and partners, using innovative technologies, developed these maps to advance ocean conservation and climate adaptation for the 44 million people who call the Caribbean home.
Developing a benthic habitat classification scheme and island-wide map for Barbados based on remote sensing and comprehensive ground-truthing
K Baldwin et al., 2019. CERMES Technical Report No. 94, 48 pp
Baseline survey of coral reefs within the Folkestone Marine Reserve, St. James, Barbados
Blackman, K. and R. Goodridge. 2009. Report No. 5 of the Community-based Coral Reef Monitoring and Management Project. 27pp.
Switching between standard coral reef benthic monitoring protocols is complicated: proof of concept
Henri Vallès, Hazel A. Oxenford and Alex Henderson. 2019. Article in PeerJ · December 2019 PDF available here
Barbados Country Profile
A. Peterson et al., 2014.Future of Reefs in a Changing Environment: an ecosystem approach to managing Caribbean coral reefs in the face of climate change: CERMES Technical Report No 69