MCT's Conservation Program Manager Tamara Greenstone-Alefaio and NOAA's Mike Lameier (Pacific Islands Managed and Protected Areas Co-Coordinators), are in Washington D.C. this week for a Learning Network Exchange to Create a Community of Practice (CoPx)


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) supports coral reef monitoring and the Marine measures of the Micronesia Challenge through a Cooperative Agreement to MCT.Through this exchange, representatives from the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Coral Triangle, Micronesia, Hawaii and international organizations and NGO's such as the NOAA, the Nature Conservancy, the WorldBank and the GEF are establishing a Community of Practice for those working to capacitate protected areas and resource managers connected through the CRCP program.