Ngulu Atoll covers a broad area of ocean and requires constant surveillance and monitoring. The two greatest needs are: 1) increased radar presence on the atoll and 2) scientific baseline assessments.
We are in the process of installing an innovative radar system at our site at Ant Atoll, Pohnpei. There is WiFi connectivity, which means that a network of these radars could be implemented at Ngulu to give full coverage of the managed areas. We hope to raise funds and develop this network in late 2016.
Additionally, Ngulu’s many reefs are ready for a baseline assessment by our science partners. This undertaking will provide critical information about Yap and Ngulu’s reef health, and will also help us create a pattern of connectivity with nearby Palau. As we further our mission of “Vibrant Reefs, Thriving Communities,” we hope to create a network of biological connectivity as well as community engagement and cross-cultural support.