The Eyes of the Reef Network (EOR) is a community reporting network for coral disease and bleaching; marine invasive species; crown-of-thorn seastars and fish diseases. It is an effective statewide reporting system that enables all community members and ocean users to contribute to the long-term protection of our local reefs.
Pollution, climate change, poor land practices and increasing recreational and extractive activities create environmental conditions on coral reefs that foster coral disease and coral bleaching, support the spread of invasive species, and threaten reef health. Without initial sightings by the local “eyes” on our reefs, such occurrences may go unnoticed until it is too late.
YOU CAN BECOME A MEMBER OF THE EYES OF THE REEF NETWORK!
EOR offers free trainings to give people with all levels of ocean knowledge – community members, reef users, tourists, fishers, commercial operators, scientists, and reef managers – the skills to identify and report threats to Hawai‘i’s reefs. We also offer local monitoring and educational support in your area. Contact your Island Coordinator to learn more about the programs available in your area.