Monitoring of sea surface temperature (SST) provides fundamental information on the global climate system and for the study of marine ecosystems. For example, it helps estimating heat stress conducive to coral bleaching, the process by which they expel the symbiotic algae living in their tissues and become white (bleached) and vulnerable. The NOAA Coral Reef Watch's daily global 5km 7-day SST Trend product shows the SST trend for the most recent seven days. Pixels coloured in blue to purple follow a cooling trend while pixels coloured in yellow to red follow a warming trend. Pixels coloured in green have insignificant trends.
GOAL 13: Climate action
GOAL 14: Life Below Water
Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)