Reef Check Foundation signs Memorandum of Understanding with the California Department of Fish and Game
LOS ANGELES – The world’s largest volunteer reef monitoring and conservation organization, Reef Check Foundation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG). This MOU formalizes the collaboration between Reef Check and DFG to achieve the following goals:
- Develop a long-term statewide community-based subtidal monitoring network
- Design, develop, and implement a user-friendly web-based GIS application for entering and querying marine subtidal data
- Maintain a collaborative and cooperative relationship for the effective collection and dissemination of data
The Reef Check
Founded in 1997, the Reef Check Foundation (a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization), was established to reverse the coral reef crisis and promote ocean conservation on a global scale. Reef Check programs provide ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions for local businesses and communities, and thousands of volunteers participate in its programs in over 80 countries.