Every four years the International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS) sanctions a major international scientific conference which provides the latest knowledge and leading edge technologies about coral reefs worldwide.
In July 2012, the world’s leading natural scientists, resource managers, conservationists, economists, educators and graduate students will meet together in Cairns to progress coral reef science, management and conservation. We welcome the return of this event to Australia for the first time since Bicentennial year 1988.
This 5 day event will bring together 2,500 people from some 80 countries, to communicate their science and hear the latest advances from the international experts in coral reef science. Their research and findings are fundamental in informing international and national policies and protocols in the conservation and sustainable use of coral reefs.
James Cook University and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies are proud to host the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS 2012) in Cairns, Australia from 9 – 13 July 2012.
ICRS 2012 is important because it provides the international science community with a platform to:
- Increase global knowledge and interest in coral reefs, including sustainable use and conservation strategies;
- Showcase successful science, conservation and management efforts;
- Develop collaborations and partnerships to increase international capacity to address coral reef issues; and
- Increase global awareness of reef degradation and possible solutions by extensive promotion in the media.
Visit the official ICRS 2012 page to find out more.