42nd Meeting, Koror, Palau
September 2019

Meeting Information

The 42nd U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Meeting was held in Koror, Palau from September 9 - 13, 2019.

The agenda for the public Business Meeting which was held on September 12, 2019 at the Ngarachamayong Cultural Center, Main Street, Koror, Palau can be accessed here.

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

Presentation List

  • U.S. All Islands Committee Chair's Report - Joanna Walczak, Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Yimnag Golbuu, Palau International Coral Reef Center
  • U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Steering Committee Update - Liza Johnson, DOI; Jennifer Koss, NOAA
  • Understanding Our Coral Reefs: USGS Science Today and Tomorrow - Jim Reilly, USGS
  • Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease in Florida and the Caribbean: An Update for the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force - Dana Wusinich-Mendez, NOAA
  • Coral Bleaching Report - Mark Eakin, NOAA
  • NOAA Response to National Academy of Science Resilient Coral Interventions Study - Jennifer Koss, NOAA
  • Protected Areas as a Strategy to Protect Biodiversity and Improve Livelihoods: Palau's Protected Areas Network and National Marine Sanctuary - F. Umiich Sengebau, Palau Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment & Tourism; and Elbuchel Sadang Palau Ministry of Finance
  • An Innovative Commitment for Conservation - Geraldine Datuin, Micronesia Challenge
  • Micronesian Coral Reef Fisheries - Peter Houk, University of Guam
  • Coastal Fisheries and Management, Marshall Islands - Glen Joseph, Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority
  • Enhancing State Capacity to Improve Planning - Mary Frances Remengesau, Governor of Ngaremlengui State, Palau
  • Enhancing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Capabilities in the Republic of Palau - Peter Peshut, Palau Environmental Quality Protection Board
  • The Role of NGOs in Supporting Sustainable Land Management - Bola Majekobaje, Palau Conservation Society
  • Palau Community College Environmental/Marine Science Program- Vernice Yuji, Palau Community College
  • Outdoor Classroom Camp Ebiil Skill Building - Ann Singeo, Ebiil Society
  • Science Curriculum Palau Ministry of Education - Sinton Soalablai, Palau Ministry of Education

Public Comment

  • National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Presentation - Wendy Wood-Derrer, Nova Southeastern University
  • Invitation to 2020 University of Guam Conference on Island Sustainability, About the UOG Sea Grant Program, and Recognition of CRCP, USDA and USEPA Support for the Talakhaya Watershed, CNMI - Fran Castro, University of Guam Sea Grant