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Carbonate Budget Assessments in the U.S. Pacific Islands: Report of Methods Comparison Results and Summary of Standard Operating Procedures

December 19, 2023

The carbonate budget assessments methodologies developed, tested, and considered for inclusion in NCRMP monitoring, initial results of the 2021 through 2022 pilot assessments, and Pacific NCRMP standard operating procedures for future carbonate budget assessments.

This technical memorandum summarizes 2021 through 2022 results from the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center carbonate budget assessment methods development effort and establishes standard operating procedures for conducting carbonate budget assessments as part of NOAA’s National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) in the U.S. Pacific Islands.

The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service uses the NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-PIFSC series to disseminate scientific and technical information that has been scientifically reviewed and edited. Documents within this series reflect sound professional work and may be referenced in the formal scientific and technical literature.

Barkley HC, Weible RM, Halperin AA, Alagata CE, Kindinger TL, Torres-Pulliza D, Lamirand MS, Huntington BE, Couch CS, Amir CG, et al 2023. Carbonate budget assessments in the U.S. Pacific Islands: report of methods comparison results and summary of standard operating procedures U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-154, 79 p.

Last updated by Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center on 01/10/2024