12th International Coral Reef Symposium


The 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS 2012) is being held in Cairns, Australia from 9 – 13 July 2012 and is being hosted by James Cook University and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.

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.

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