NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch (CRW) Satellite Bleaching Alert (SBA) system

What is NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch (CRW) Satellite Bleaching Alert (SBA) system?

NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch (CRW) Satellite Bleaching Alert (SBA) system meaning an automated coral bleaching e-mail alert system designed to monitor the status of thermal stress conducive to coral bleaching via the use of the CRW global satellite near-real time HotSpot suite of products.The SBA was developed by the NOAA as a tool for coral reef managers, scientists and other interested people. The SBA became operational in July 2005

 

reference: Coral Reef Information System – Glossary

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