Topic: Termination of 50km Coral Reef Monitoring products

Date/Time Issued:  June 1, 2020 – 1554z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: 50 km Coral Reef Monitoring products

Date/Time of Initial Impact:  May 25, 2020

Date/Time of Expected End:  N/A

Length of Outage:  N/A

Details/Specifics of Change:  NESDIS plans to discontinue all operational 50km resolution satellite coral bleaching heat stress monitoring products. They are being replaced with higher resolution 5km satellite products. 50km products to be retired and replaced with 5km products are: sea surface temperature (SST), SST Anomaly, Coral Bleaching HotSpot, coral bleaching Degree Heating Week, Bleaching Alert Area, and the Virtual Stations. Archived data and images will still be available at Research-supported 5km resolution versions of the products and images are available now at:

Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operations at 301-817-4576


Web Site(s) for applicable information: N/A

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