Navigation Links
Coral reef experts to present latest coral reef science during July symposium
Date:6/7/2012

The 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS 2012), the world's leading coral reef science conference held once every four years, will begin Monday, July 9, in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. The symposium will bring together 2,000 international scientists, policy makers, managers, and conservationists to present the latest findings on coral reef science and management. To share the knowledge and findings presented during the symposium, daily media briefings will be held for reporters who are in attendance, and accessibility to this information and to coral experts will be provided through an online media portal to journalists worldwide. In addition, journalists will be given daily updates on the groundbreaking presentations in science and management of coral reefs.

The current line-up of daily media briefings, which will include presentations and discussion by scientists and experts in the featured topic areas, follows. Please note: The following media briefing topics are confirmed but actual briefing titles, times and presenters will be announced at a later date. Additional media briefings may also be added.

Monday, July 9

The State of Coral Reefs: Leading coral experts present an overview of the state of coral reefs globally and what it will take to manage them sustainably. Briefing includes a discussion of a Consensus Statement on Climate Change and Coral Reefs signed by thousands of scientists worldwide and the expected outcomes from ICRS2012.

Lessons from the Great Barrier Reef: The best managed reef in the world has experienced many management successes, but it continues to face as many challenges. That's why the Great Barrier Reef today is a World Heritage Area, but is being considered by UNESCO for a designation as site "in danger." What can the world learn from efforts to protect the Great Barrier Reef?

Tuesday, July 10

The Shape of Reefs to Come: What corals will look like in a high CO2 world? The answer is more complicated than it is often portrayed. There will be winners and losers from climate change and ocean acidification. While reefs will not disappear from our oceans, they could potentially look much different and that will have a real impact on the communities that depend on those resources.

Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) Model for Healthy Reefs: What we can learn from the CTI, a multinational partnership of six nations working together to sustain their extraordinary marine and coastal resources by addressing crucial issues such as food security, climate change and marine biodiversity.

Wednesday, July 11

The Coral Economy: Coral reefs are critical to the trade of live fish for food and to the aquarium and coral retail industries. But can the world's demand for reef species be sustained? Experts explore the cultural and economic drivers of the trade, the impact on coral reef biodiversity and the potential solutions.

Bottom-Up Conservation: While science has taught us much about coral reef management, enlisting the people who depend on the resources most for food and income in management has proven a key element of success. Reports will come from countries that have attempted to combine Western science, traditional practices and community determination in marine resource management. What elements of this are generally applicable across the globe?

Thursday, July 12

The Secret Lives of Baby Fish: New research shows that the early travels of fish larvae provide important lessons on how reefs should be managed, including key questions such as the design of Marine Protected Areas. It will explore how the early life of fish in the ocean provides an indicator to its future and the conservation strategies that need to be taken.

What Big Critters Tell Us: Research presented at the Symposium involving sharks, dugongs and turtles provides critical information about how the ocean is changing and what steps need to be taken to restore and maintain the health of coral reefs.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jackie Marks
jmarks@gmail.com
301-495-9570
SeaWeb
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Florida Tech biological sciences professor earns $257,000 NSF grant to study coral diseases
2. Pacific islands may become refuge for corals in a warming climate, study finds
3. Under climate change, winners and losers on the coral reef
4. Corals could survive a more acidic ocean
5. Some corals like it hot: Heat stress may help coral reefs survive climate change
6. Preventing home invasions means fighting side-by-side for coral-dwelling crabs and shrimp
7. Declines in Caribbean coral reefs pre-date damage resulting from climate change
8. Rising ocean temperatures harm protected coral reefs
9. Global warming threat to coral reefs: Can some species adapt?
10. Worlds leading coral experts to gather in Australia
11. Breaking up isnt hard to do -- the secret lives of corals on dark and stormy nights
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/10/2017)... 10, 2017 Research and Markets ... "Personalized Medicine - Scientific and Commercial Aspects" to their ... ... is integrated with therapy for selection of treatment as well ... and prevention of disease in modern medicine. Biochip/microarray technologies and ...
(Date:2/8/2017)... 2017 The biometrics market has reached ... of organizations, desires to better authenticate or identify ... and challenge questions), biometrics is quickly working its ... market is driven by use cases, though there ... enterprise uses cases, with consumer-facing use cases encompassing ...
(Date:2/6/2017)... -- According to Acuity Market Intelligence, ongoing concerns ... continue to embrace biometric and digital identification based ... Control (ABC) eGates and 1436 Automated Passport Control ... ports of entry across the globe. Deployments increased ... CAGR of 37%. APC Kiosks reached 75% growth ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/24/2017)... FRANCISCO , Feb. 24, 2017 Symic ... is developing a new category of therapeutics, announced today ... of SB-030 in peripheral artery disease. The trial will ... administered single-use therapeutic, in the reduction of restenosis following ... this critical development milestone for SB-030," said Nathan ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... FireflySci, Inc is an explosive small ... FireflySci had the goal of bringing their powerful cuvette and spectrophotometer calibration ... path that FireflySci is going on as they add yet another mark on the ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... 2017  OncoSec Medical Incorporated ("OncoSec") (NASDAQ: ONCS), a ... Key Opinion Leader event to highlight new clinical data ... presentation at the upcoming 2017 ASCO-SITC Immuno-Oncology Symposium and ... be held in-person and via live webcast on Tuesday, ... PST at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... BellBrook Labs is formalizing ... an array of biochemical analyses critical for Lead Discovery. The company’s Lead ... SAR programs, including inhibitor potency and selectivity, mechanism of action, and inhibitor residence ...
Breaking Biology Technology: