CCRES Tools


Marine Planning

Reef React

Coral reefs will react to different pressures Photo: P Mumby

WHAT IS THIS TOOL? 

Reef React is a software-based model that helps to predict futures of coral reef ecosystems under various climate and human use scenarios to help guide policy and management interventions to reduce negative impacts.


WHAT DOES IT DO?

The tool enables users to predict futures of coral reef ecosystems under various climate and management scenarios (e.g. what if we improve water quality but climate change continues at current rates?).

HOW DOES IT WORK?

It is accessed through an easy-to-use web-based interface.

WHEN IS IT USED?

The tool enables modeling of the impacts on coral reef ecosystems of proposed interventions for managing threats to coral reefs, before making a management intervention.

WHO CAN USE IT?

  • Government planners undertaking MSP wishing to identify the most vulnerable reefs and those with the greatest current resilience
  • NGOs involved in MSP, conservation planning, or coral reef research
  • Scientists undertaking monitoring or assessments of coral reefs and or interested in coral reef futures and ecology

AND THE TRAINING?

The training introduces the threats facing coral reefs, including pollution, climate change, cyclones, crown-of-thorns starfish and overfishing, and options for management of these threats.


Duration: 1/2 day

Prerequisites: Skills in GIS are desirable

For more information, contact Mr Abdi Priyanto