Reef by Type
Reef by Geomorphology
Reef by Depth
Dataset on coral reefs comes from the UNEP-WCMC Biodiversity Map Library: Global Coral Reef Distribution. This dataset was compiled by digitizing coral reef locations from a large number of sources and maps.
This global dataset is replaced with high resolution coral reef coverages from the Millennium Coral Reef Mapping Project where available.
The Millennium Coral Reef Mapping Project (IMaRS, Univ. South Florida; P.I.: Dr. Serge Andréfouët), classifies and maps coral reef structures worldwide using Landsat data. This project is funded by NASA, and is an international partnership between numerous organizations and experts.
Shown here are preliminary datasets of selected areas which have been classified into coral reef areas. The Millennium Coral Reef Mapping Project uses a large number of reef types and subtypes in their classification efforts. In this application in ReefBase, those types have been aggretated into fewer and simpler summaries.
Throughout 2007 we will be adding more final data products from this exciting project.