IRCP
Pacific Coral Reef Institute
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CRISP

Coral Reef InitiativeS for the Pacific – CRISP

The Coral Reef InitiativeS for the Pacific (CRISP) aims to develop a vision for the future of coral reefs and the communities that depend on them and to introduce strategies and projects to conserve their biodiversity, while developing the economic and environmental services that they provide both locally and globally.

The Initiative for the Protection and Management of Coral Reefs in the Pacific (CRISP), sponsored by France and prepared by the French Development Agency (AFD) as part of an inter-ministerial project from 2002 onwards, aims to develop a vision for the future of these unique eco-systems and the communities that depend on them and to introduce strategies and projects to conserve their biodiversity, while developing the economic and environmental services that they provide both locally and globally. Also, it is designed as a factor for integration between developed countries (Australia, New Zealand, Japan, USA), French overseas territories and Pacific Island developing countries.

The CRISP Programme comprises three major components, which are:

Component 1A: Integrated Coastal Management and watershed management
Coordinator: Francois Martel
1A1: Marine biodiversity conservation planning
1A2: Marine Protected Areas
1A3: Institutional strengthening and networking
1A4: Integrated coastal reef zone and watershed management

Component 2: Development of Coral Ecosystems
Coordinator: René Galzin 2A: Reef rehabilitation
Coordinator: Sandrine Job  2B: Reef rehabilitation
Coordinator: Cécile Debitus 2C: Bioprospection and marine active substances
Coordinator: Alexander Tewfik 2D: Development of regional data base (ReefBase Pacific)

Component 3: Programme Coordination and Development
Coordinator: Jeffrey Kinch 3A: Institutional strengthening, technnical support and extension
Coordinator: Eric Clua 3B: Coordination, promotion and development of CRISP Programme

Coral Reef InitiativeS for the Pacific – CRISP archived website

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