One of the most precious structures in the world coral reefs. Coral reefs, which are hit by factors such as global warming and environmental pollution, are also the source of life in the seas. Scientists also aim to determine the current situation first in order to protect these reefs.
co-founder of Microsoft by Paul Allen
The Allen Coral Atlas project, which he named , is a guide for the conservation of coral reefs. In addition, this study will also provide guidance for marine life planning and coral research.
A first in the world
In their statement on Wednesday, the researcher group said that the atlas was completed and that this map, first high resolution global scale example of the type. In this map, users also get information about structures such as local reefs, underwater structures, sands, stones, and sea plants.
maps, Up to 15 meters allows you to see the depth. Thus, it will be a reference in the hands of people who want to work on a random region. It will also guide the efforts to support submarine life.
From Arizona State University, the head of the mission Greg Asner, in his statement, stated that the biggest advantage of this success was the drawing of the world map for the first time, while the project progressed with the efforts of volunteers around the world.
Reefs status can always be monitored
Project work first in 2017 Allen’s company, Vulcan Inc. was initiated by Then Hawaiian researcher Ruth Gates pioneered the project with her amazing reef creation, Vulcan Inc. and sponsored more studies.
The project was agreed with the satellite company named Planet. $9 million was borne by Allen, while more than 2 million images from satellites were combined by volunteers and artificial intelligence and placed on the map in layers.