41st Meeting, Washington, D.C.
April 2019

Meeting Information

The 41st U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Meeting was held in Washington D.C. from April 1 - 4, 2019 in Silver Spring, MD and Washington, DC.

The agenda for the public Business Meeting which was held on April 4, 2019 at the Main Department of Interior Auditorium, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC, 20240 can be accessed here.

The Week-at-a-Glance Agenda can be accessed here

Presentation List

  • U.S. All Islands Committee Chair's Report
  • U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Steering Committee Update
  • Building the Allen Coral Atlas – Helen Fox, National Geographic Society
  • Coral Reef Benefits to Hawaii – Brian Neilson, Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
  • Coral Reef Watch Bleaching Update – Mark Eakin, NOAA Coral Reef Watch
  • Highlights from the December Reef Futures Symposium – Tali Vardi, NOAA
  • International Coral Reef Initiative Update – Christine Dawson, DOS
  • Lessons Learned from Hurricanes Irma and Maria: FEMA NCR RSF – Ernesto Diaz, Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources
  • Management Response to Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease– Maurizio Martinelli, Florida Sea Grant
  • Manager's Guide to Coral Reef Restoration Planning & Design – Liz Shaver, The Nature Conservancy
  • National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Interventions to Increase the Resilience of Coral Reefs – Bob Richmond, University of Hawaii Manoa
  • Next-Generation Sensing Technologies for Exploring Ocean Worlds – Juan Torres-Perez, NASA
  • NOAA Support to FEMA: Recap and Lessons Learned – Jennifer Moore, NOAA
  • Protecting Coral Reefs for Enhanced Coastal Resilience – Mark Way, The Nature Conservancy
  • Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Spreads to the Wider Caribbean… and Beyond? – Leslie Henderson, USVI Department of Planning and Natural Resources
  • XPRIZE for Coral Restoration Launch – Jennifer Koss, NOAA

Public Comment

  • National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Presentation - Wendy Wood-Derrer, Nova Southeastern University