Benefits of a shared, standardized monitoring designThere have been many benefits of our shared, standardized monitoring designs that facilitated the very successful accomplishments of all milestones. Key benefits of the shared design have included integrated data analysis workshops and trainings, development of standardized online databases, and common approaches for developing outreach materials (Figure 3). These benefits are highlighted in the standardized evaluation process for Micronesian reefs below. Figure 3. Benefits of a shared, standardized monitoring program: shared learning on data analysis training (left), creation of an online database to access the latest QA/QC data (middle), and common approaches towards disseminating information to stakeholders (right).