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Coral Reef Workshop Held on Moloka'i, Hawai'i


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scientists look at a 3-D coral reef map
From left to right: Bill Steiner (BRD, Honolulu), Mimi D'Iorio (University of California, Santa Cruz), and Gordon Tribble (WRD, Honolulu) view three-dimensional images of Moloka'i's coral reef. The images were created by Pat Chavez's remote-sensing team in Flagstaff, AZ.
On November 9 and 10, 2001, the USGS convened a workshop at the Moloka'i Education Center to present findings specific to the south shore of Moloka'i and to discuss the future direction of mapping the coral reefs in Hawai'i. Project scientists from the USGS (Santa Cruz, St. Petersburg, Flagstaff, Woods Hole, Honolulu, Menlo Park, and Denver), the University of Hawai'i, the University of Washington, the University of California, and the University of Colorado presented talks on the past year's scientific findings. The talks were followed by lively discussion periods.

Additional participants included guests from the local Hawai'i offices of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture), the Oceanic Institute, Bishop Museum, the Hawai'i Department of Aquatic Resources, the Nature Conservancy, and Moloka'i community members.

Mike Field and his opening slide, Welcome to a Workshop on the State-of-Knowledge of the South Moloka'i Coral Reef
Mike Field (USGS, Santa Cruz) welcomes approximately 50 scientists and guests to a workshop held in Moloka'i on November 9 and 10. Participants discussed scientific findings and progress of the Moloka'i Coral Reef Project.
Presentations encompassed a range of topics, including historical changes to the island and coast, erosion modeling, physical factors controlling the Moloka'i reef, benthic-habitat distribution, sedimentation and transport issues, and mapping techniques.

Posters were hung on available wallspace during the 2-day event, and the evenings found the diverse group of participants poring over maps and seismic lines well after dinner was over.

A field trip the day after the workshop (Nov. 11) gave some guests the opportunity to see the reef by snorkel and to view firsthand many of the factors influencing the south coast of Moloka'i.


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