Coral Reef Monitoring Network in Member States of the Indian Ocean Commission (COI), within the Global Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN)

Project Summary

9. Project rationale and objectives:Goal : to assist in the conservation of the high biodiversity of coral reefs and their socio-economic value, and in the sustainable management of their resources, through a monitoring network.Objectives :- to link, in a coral reef network, stakeholders of the Indian Ocean islands,- to provide, in the form of decision-making tools for the integrated management of coastal zones, information and data on status and trends of coral reefs for their conservation and sustainable management,- to participate in the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) and help to achieve its objectives.- to bring to the attention of the international community COI activities in the environment sector10. Project outcomes:- Setting up of a durable regional coral reef network, including establishing a regional database on the state of coral reefs;- Enhancing or building national capacity for monitoring of coral reefs and data analysis;- A 3 year data series on the status of reefs, their tendency and their biodiversity,- Contributing actively through data transfer to the GCRMN international database (ReefBase in ICLARM);- Diffusion to international networks of information on the Indian Ocean regional network and on the Regional Coral Reef Plan

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
The Indian Ocean Commission (COI)
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
737,240 USD
Co-financing Total
623,847 USD
GEF Agency Fees
196,000 USD
Total Cost 1,361,087.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Project Approved for Implementation
13 Apr 2000
Project closed
31 Jul 2005