Florida Reef Resilience Program
The Florida Reef Resilience Program brings scientists, reef managers and the people whose livelihoods and recreational pursuits depend upon healthy coral reefs together to achieve a common goal. The program is designed to improve our collective understanding of coral reef resilience by exploring the biological and environmental aspects of reef health and by asking a fundamental question of society, 'What is it that people want and need from coral reefs?'. Ultimately the Florida Reef Resilience Program seeks to develop strategies to improve the health of Florida's reefs and enhance the sustainability of reef-dependent commercial enterprises and recreational activities.
Download a brochure about the Florida Reef Resilience Program (.pdf, 1.9 MB).
REEF RESILIENCE CONFERENCE 2011
Planning for Resilience
October 18-20, 2011
26th U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Meeting, 21 October 2011
The 2nd Reef Resilience Conference: Planning for Resilience (RRC) hosted by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in conjunction with the 26th U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Meeting was held at the Marriott Harbor Beach hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA from 18-21 October 2011.
The 2nd Reef Resilience Conference was the Official Workshop of the 26th US Coral Reef Task Force meeting and focused on Planning for Reef Resilience and incorporating Reef Resilience into the broader Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Process. This workshop provided a valuable opportunity for NOAA, the State of Florida, members of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force and other major partners in the Florida Reef Resilience Program to connect with a broad range of experts in planning and reef resilience.
Links to presentations available here.
Caribbean Acropora Restoration Guide
Best Practices for Propagation and Population Enhancement
Published October 2011
Click on link below to access report released June 2010
Climate Change Action Plan for the Florida Reef System 2010-2015
Sea Level Rise and the Florida Keys
All Sea Level Rise documents can now be accessed from the Coastal Resilience website.
August 2009 Sea Level Rise Florida Keys report
August 2012 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Workshop Synthesis
Materials from the May 10-12, 2011 Workshop
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REEF RESILIENCE CONFERENCE 2008
Coping with Climate Change
April 22-24, 2008