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17 Jul 2012
Proceedings of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, 2012 is now available in ReefBase

12th  International Coral Reef Symposium, 2012 is now available in ReefBase. The 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS 2012), held in Cairns, Queensland, Australia from July 9-13th, 2012, was attended by nearly 2000 delegates. The program included over 1500 talks and posters. The Proceedings contains almost 200 contributions from scientists around the world arising from the Symposium. Full papers having been peer-review by experts in the field. The Procceding is now available online in ReefBase publication and ICRS2012 proceedings section.


The Proceedings encompass a broad spectrum of coral reef science, and demonstrate a growing expansion from the biological and earth sciences to non-traditional disciplines, including the social sciences and economics. The trend in earlier ICRS Symposia, towards a larger contribution from the fields of conservation planning and management, continued in Cairns in 2012. The Symposium also included an increased focus on climate change and ocean acidification, as well as reef management and governance issues including the Coral Triangle Initiative.

ReefBase hopes that the Proceedings will provide a helpful reference and encourages this information to be shared. The publications may be downloaded through the ReefBase website and ICRS 2012 proceedings section.


04 Jul 2012
Coral Triangle Atlas will be at Cairns 2012

The 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS 2012) will begin Monday,  July 9-13, in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. The symposium will bring together international scientists, policy makers, managers, and conservationists to present the latest findings on coral reef science and management. Part of the official scientific programme of the ICRS 2012 is the mini-symposium on the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI).

The Coral Triangle Atlas will be well represented during  the symposium!  It will be featured both in the oral presentation during the CTI mini-symposium and at CTI booth. Please find the details of the presentation as below:

Title: Marine resources Management data gaps in the Coral Triangle

Date: Monday, 9 July 2012
Time:  3.30 pm
Venue: Sebel Bluewater room

If you are in Cairns next week, you are welcome to the presentation and visit the CTI booth to find out more about CT Atlas and CTI activities in Coral Triangle Region.

To get more information on Coral Triangle Atlas, please visit the website http://ctatlas.reefbase.org

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