CARRUS Alliance: Introduction
NCORE and several
partners are organizing the CARRUS
The objective will be to organize a "Comparative
Analysis of Reef Resilience Under Stress"
Alliance to provide a basis for better understanding of coral reefs at
the scale of the whole reef system. The Alliance will consist of
researchers conducting independently-supported long-term,
interdisciplinary research on whole coral reef systems, including
associated social and economic systems, united through agreements for
the exchange of information, methods, expertise, and software. One focus
of the Alliance will be on developing common research objectives,
including the development of decision support systems to facilitate reef
management. The Alliance will be linked to the World Bank/GEF Coral Reef
Targeted Research Project, and to several other international efforts.
Alliance was formally announced and
opened to interested research groups at the
Coral Reef Symposium in Japan in June, 2004.
parties who failed to make it to the meeting --
particularly those currently engaged in whole
reef studies or those who expect to be soon, and
to those involved in activities and
organizations with potential interests in the
Alliance -- are
very much welcome to join the Alliance.
information regarding the Alliance and for
membership inquiries, please contact: Dr. John
W. McManus, Director, NCORE, UM-RSMAS, FL (e-Mail: