First Response

With information like ocean and wind currents and public service announcements a 1st response announcement can give coastal residents advance notification of a marine disaster like an oil spill, red tide, or other marine and coastal events that have an effect on people around the world. We have the technology to bring this real time delivery to our end users.

WFCRC is working in partnership with developing and under-served island nations to develop a Coastal Protection Master Plan (CPMP).

  • Develop to protect, conserve, restore and enhance coastal wetlands, barrier shorelines and reefs to protect the island from the impacts of marine disasters
  • Align behind shared goals of protecting coastal wetlands and increasing protection for barrier coral reefs while influencing local officials to make smarter decisions about where to allow development
  • Establish and publish a command structure, personnel, contact information, emergency facilities, evacuation routes, health and safety locations and resource facilities of land use to the impacts at coral reefs
  • Identify reefs at greatest risk of degradation and monitor
  • Identify watersheds most vulnerable to erosion and those which contribute the most sediment and pollution to coastal waters
  • Share information to forecast potential trends, evaluate different policy or development options, and facilitate improved land management
  • Use the results of the models and diagnostic tools to help educate and encourage key stakeholders to adopt a suite of “better management practices

The World Federation for Coral Reef Conservation seeks to advance the understanding, enjoyment, and conservation of coral reefs through an integrated program of excellence in data gathering and sharing, education, and outreach built upon active and long term partnerships with divers, conservationists, the scientific community, and local island governments.