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CSI on Coral Reefs. CRIME SCENE DO NOT CROSS CRIME SCENE DO NOT. The ICRI Committee on Coral Reef Enforcement and Investigation. Dave Gulko Lead, ICRI Committee on Coral Reef Enforcement & Investigation. • Landing Scrape from Kayak • Foot Damage from Entry/Exit.

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Csi on coral reefs
CSI on Coral Reefs

CRIME SCENE DO NOT CROSS CRIME SCENE DO NOT

The ICRI Committee on Coral Reef Enforcement and Investigation

Dave Gulko

Lead, ICRI Committee on Coral Reef

Enforcement & Investigation


• Landing Scrape from Kayak

• Foot Damage from Entry/Exit

For A Short-Term Human Impact Event On Coral Reefs - How Do We Determine Causality & Responsibility?


1). For a wide variety of coral reef impact incidents, the people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigations

2). There are no recognized standards for conducting such investigations

The Problem:

1). For a wide variety of coral reef impact incidents, the people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigations


Background
Background people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigations

  • IMPAC October 2005; Geelong, Australia

  • ICRI Late October 2005; Belau

    • A Committee is formed…

  • USCRTF Early November 2005; Belau

  • Florida Forensics Workshop January 2006

    • Brainstorming and a meeting of minds…


Committee make up

ICRI Secretariat people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigations

US (USAID, NOAA, USFWS)

Japan

Australia (GBRMPA)

England

Indonesia

Samoa

Mexico

IUCN/CORDIO

SPC

Solomon Islands

Belau

CBD

Philippines

Committee Make-up

Plus an oddball or two like myself….


Working sub group

Coral Reef Resource Managers people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigations

Ex-homicide Detective & CSI Advisor

Wildlife Forensic Laboratory

ERA Specialists

Coral Reef Restoration Specialist

Coral Reef Enforcement Specialist

Coral Reef Ecotoxicologist

Working Sub-Group


Use of investigations to maximize
Use of Investigations to Maximize people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigations

  • Negotiation • Restoration

  • Mitigation • Identification

  • Mediation of Responsible

  • Litigation Parties (RPs)

  • Prosecution


Who Are We Talking About people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigations

  • Marine Enforcement Officers

  • Environmental Assessment Specialists

  • Litigators

  • Natural Resource Managers & Biologists

  • Coral Reef Researchers


What Are We Talking About people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigations

  • Basic Investigation Training & Strategies

  • Handling of Data as Evidence

  • Providing Ecological & Resource Impact Analysis to Support Prosecution

  • Getting the Word Out

  • Judicial Education


How Do You Investigate Impacts on Coral Reefs? people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigations

• Scientific Experimentation

• Monitoring


Homicide the csi approach
Homicide: people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigationsThe ‘CSI’ Approach

  • Science driven by legal needs

  • Strong burden on documentation

  • Strong burden on “Chain-of-Custody”


Homicide the csi approach1
Homicide: people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigationsThe ‘CSI’ Approach

  • Existing International Acceptance

    But how do you translate terrestrial techniques to an underwater world?


Post itmems pilot field training workshop coral reef csi
Post-ITMEMS Pilot Field Training Workshop: people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigationsCoral Reef CSI

  • 63 Applicants, 21 Countries & Islands

  • Marine Enforcement, Lawyers, Res. Mgrs, Scientists, MPA Mgrs, NGOs, Forensic Scientists


Draft toolkit
Draft Toolkit people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigations

  • Cookbook Approach

  • High & Low Tech

  • Translatable


Csi field kit
CSI Field Kit people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigations

  • Most Items Can Be Made

  • High & Low Tech

  • Porttable, Self-Contained


The Regional Workshop Approach: people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigations

• Experienced CR CSI Instructors

• Asst CR CSI Instructors from Region

• Regional Participants: Multi-country, Multi-agency, Multi-discipline


Committee Goals people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigations

  • To design a set of draft protocols and techniques for investigating short-term events on coral reefs.

  • To conduct a pilot field training workshop at the upcoming ITMEMS, October 2006.

  • To use results to produce an international toolkit and field CSI kits.

  • To conduct regional field training workshops in 2007 & 2008.


How can one get involved
How Can One Get Involved? people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigations

• Red Sea

• East Africa

• South Asia

• Southeast Asia

• Indonesia/Philippines

• Australia

• South Pacific Islands

• Central Pacific Islands

• Central/South America

• South Caribbean Islands

• Eastern Caribbean Islands

• Florida (ICRS 2008)

Potential Regional Training Workshops (2007 - 2009): What are each region’s needs & concerns?


Basic assumptions of cr investigations
Basic Assumptions of CR Investigations people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigations

  • Going to Court

  • Limitations: Time, Scale, Resources

  • Ecological Complexity

  • Remoteness of Operation

  • Two Types of Investigations:

    • Cause Known, Impact Unknown (ex. Vessel Grounding)

    • Cause Unknown, Impact Known (ex. Fish Kill)


So what is CSI on Coral Reefs specifically… people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigations


The pre assessment
The Pre-Assessment people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigations

• Fuel

• Alien Spp.

• Chemicals

• Physical Damage

• Recovery Damage

• Anchor Damage

• Rare Spp.

• Protected Spp.

• Fragile or Protected Habitats


The pre assessment setting a impact scene perimeter an event perimeter defining habitat subhabitats

Deep Reef people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigations

Reef Slope

Reef Crest

Reef Flat

Reef Holes

Massive Corals

The Pre-assessment: Setting A Impact Scene Perimeter, An Event Perimeter, & Defining Habitat/Subhabitats


The Impact Assessment people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigations


The Biological Assessment people most likely to respond have no formal training or tools for conducting legally-defensible investigations

• Modified REAs

• Impact & Control


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