What We Do

Acropora globiceps credit: NOAA

Acropora globiceps. Credit: NOAA

AIC Priorities

Priority issue areas of the AIC are those that are of immediate and high importance to all jurisdictions of the AIC. These important cross-jurisdictional issues become priorities of the AIC through consensus among all jurisdictions and are the main focus of AIC meetings and media.

Click here for more information on current AIC priority issues (Sept. 2014):

  • Endangered Species Act listing of 20 coral species
  • Coral Reef Conservation Act (2000) Reauthorization
  • Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program
  • U.S. Coral Reef Task Force’s Watershed Partnership Initiative
AIC Meeting in St. Croix, November 12, 2013.

AIC Meeting in St. Croix, November 12, 2013.

AIC Meetings & the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force

In-person AIC Meetings are held bi-annually, at the same time as the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF), in Washington, D.C. in the spring and, on a rotational basis, in each of the AIC member jurisdictions in the fall. At these meetings, AIC members discuss key policy issues, propose new actions, present progress reports, and update the coral community on accomplishments and future plans. Additionally, a report from the AIC Chair is provided to all Task Force members.

Click here for more information on AIC Meetings and to learn more about what the AIC does with the USCRTF.

Sediment plume caused by land-based runoff. Credit: NOAA.

Sediment plume caused by land-based runoff. Photo courtesy of NOAA.

Coral Reef Local Action Strategies (“Strategies”)

Learn more about how the AIC jurisdictions are helping to reduce key threats to coral reefs in their areas through implementation of Local Action Strategies. Click here for more information.

 

AIC Strategic Plan_COVERAIC Publications

Learn about and download some key AIC and coral reef-related publications including, the AIC’s Strategic Plan, Charter, and Communications Plan as well as AIC Reports to the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force. Click here for more information.

 

AIC News and UpdatesAIC News & Updates E-newsletter

Want to stay informed? Sign-up for our e-newsletter! It contains coral reef-related information collected, compiled, and sent to your inbox every two weeks (usually on a Friday). It’s maintained by the AIC Secretariat.

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Coral reef in American Samoa. Credit: Dave BurdickAIC Media

Recent releases – November 12, 2013 press release [58KB; PDF]: U.S. All ISLANDS CORAL REEF COMMITTEE ADVOCATES CORAL REEF MANAGEMENT CONCERNS AT TASK FORCE

Click here for more information.