A. Mission: To collaborate with both governmental and non-governmental organizations on a united front to enhance and restore our reefs and marine ecosystems through education, outreach, and data sharing utilizing the most current Geographic Information System technology, software, and workflows.
B. Vision: To utilize grassroots and intuitional collaborators to establish and build new and artificial reef complexes, rebuild healthy and thriving ecosystems through technology, inclusion, education, research and monitoring project locations with current GIS technology. To turn the long-term effort to minimize what we throw into the ocean, into a very short term goal for best results. It is now necessary that we redouble our efforts to better administer to the environment we all want to protect.
We promote long term stewardship rather than ownership. We are nearing the time when “saving what we have”, will now become, “should we start recording and capture what we can before it is gone.”
This highlights a real case for The Collaborative Coral Reef Registry -“capture what we can before it is gone.”
Who knows, if past performance is any indication of the future, we have a lot of work to do.
C. Objective: Identify, analyze, and increase the understanding of the environmental and societal impacts on coral reefs and coastal areas while adhering to all governmental laws and/or regulations protecting coral reefs and doing no harm.