Paper publication: NOAA Coral Reef Assessment
Several IAN staff participated in writing a paper on the methods and results of our far-reaching coral reef ecosystem status reports. This project lasted for six years and generated ten separate reports on the status of the coral reefs under U.S. jurisdiction. The national report in 2020 summarized jurisdiction reports. U.S. Atlantic and Pacific coral reefs were scored separately; each region of coral reefs is in fair condition overall. The reefs range from moderately impacted to very impacted by changing conditions such as disease and habitat degradation.