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 Project Manager


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 Jan 2004