The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program has released status reports for coral reefs in the Pacific U.S. states and territories - American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaiian Archipelago, and the Pacific Remote Islands.
In January, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine appointed a new committee to conduct a study on interventions to increase the resilience of coral reefs. The provisional committee includes international experts who cover a range of expertise.
The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program was established in 2000 by the Coral Reef Conservation Act. Headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, the program is part of NOAA's Office for Coastal Management.