Coral Monitoring

FRRP Disturbance Response Monitoring (DRM)

The FRRP Disturbance Response Monitoring (DRM) was developed for monitoring shallow coral reefs from the Florida Keys to Martin County. The DRM consists of a probabilistic sampling design and a stony coral condition monitoring protocol implemented during the annual period of peak thermal stress. Each year since 2005, survey teams from federal, state, and local government agencies, universities and non-governmental organizations cooperate to complete surveys across the south Florida Reef Tract within a six to eight week period.


For more information about the Disturbance Response Monitoring program, survey results, and partners, please visit the FWRI DRM website.