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Coral Reef Observing Network

MCR investigators implemented new observation technologies through the Coral Reef Environmental Observatory Network (CREON). Automated sensors record environmental data in coral reefs around the world, leading to an improved understanding of reef habitats and their responses to ocean change.

Porter, J.H., E. Nagy, T.K. Kratz, P. Hanson, S.L. Scott, P. Arzberger. 2009. New eye on the world: advanced sensors for ecology. BioScience 59:385-397.
Fountain, T., S. Tilak, P. Shin, S. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt, A. Brooks, L. Washburn and D. Salazar. 2009. Digital Moorea cyberinfrastructure for coral reef monitoring. Proceedings of ISSNIP 2009 243-248. DOI 10.1109/ISSNIP.2009.5416773.
Brainard et al. 2010. An international network of coral reef ecosystem observing systems (I-CREOS). Proceedings of the OceanObs '09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society Conference (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, J. Hall, D.E. Harrison and D. Stammer, eds. European Space Agency Special Publication WPP-306.
Dr. Andrew J. Brooks
The MCR LTER Broadcasting Oceanographic Buoy (BOB) deployed off the island of Moorea, French Polynesia, a component of the Moorea Wireless Eco-surveillance Technology Network (WETNet). Moorea is a node in the global Coral Reef Environmental Observatory Network.
Jessica Nielsen
Screen captures of the near-real time streaming data on weather and oceanographic conditions on the north shore of Moorea taken from the MCR LTER web site. Data visualizations are presented (a) as publicly available streaming data and (b) graphed by a DataTurbine Real Time Data Viewer.
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