The CORAL survey regions include the Mariana Islands, Palau, portions of the Great Barrier Reef, and the Main Hawaiian Islands. Each survey includes airborne and field components, with field observations providing necessary validation of the PRISM remote sensing observations.
|Survey Region||Survey Dates|
|Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii*||18-26 June 2016||6-17 June 2016|
|Great Barrier Reef||1 September-31 October 2016||3-23 September 2016|
|Main Hawaiian Islands||1 February-15 March 2017||13-28 February 2017|
|Mariana Islands||3-28 April 2017||17-28 April 2017|
|Palau||1-26 May 2017||1-12 May 2017|
|* Operational Readiness Test (ORT)|
|Survey Region||Field Validation Site||Field Base of Operation|
|Main Hawaii Islands||Kaneohe Bay, Oahu||Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology|
|Great Barrier Reef, southern||Heron Island||Heron Island Research Station|
|Great Barrier Reef, northern||Lizard Island||Lizard Island Research Station|
|Mariana Islands||Guam||University of Guam Marine Lab|
|Palau||Palau||Coral Reef Research Foundation|
The Tempus Applied Solutions Gulfstream-IV (G-IV) aircraft will have a nominal operation altitude of 8.5 km, which results in a PRISM swath of ~4.7 km and ground sample distance of ~7.5 m.
The The CORAL Data Portal can be used during the CORAL investigation to discover and access PRISM data products.