12th International Coral Reef Symposium
It has been an exciting year organising ICRS 2012 with the fabulous response to our Call for Abstracts, continued support with new sponsors signing up and now the response from people around the world for assistance with the costs to attend. We are looking forward to an even busier 2012 confident that next July’s Symposium is going to be invigorating, informative and fun for all attending.

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Abstract update

If you submitted an abstract, you should have received an email this week confirming that your abstract has been allocated to either a:
  • 15 minute oral presentation
  • 5 minute speed presentation OR
  • Poster presentation
If you have not received this email confirming your allocation, please check your Junk Mail folder. If you have not received an email from us, please email info@icrs2012.com with an alternative email address or a postal address so we can send you this important correspondence.
Presenter registration

To confirm your participation as a presenter at ICRS 2012 you need to register by 1 February 2012. Your presentation slot will then be confirmed and your abstract will be included in the Book of Abstracts. If you choose not to register by this date, you will forfeit your presentation slot and we will offer it to another delegate.

If you register and wish to submit a manuscript for the Proceedings, you can now upload your paper. The deadline for submission is Thursday 1 March 2012. However, we encourage you to submit your manuscript earlier if possible to afford you a longer period to undertake any revisions suggested by your Mini-Symposium Chair.
Early-bird registration

For those of you attending ICRS 2012 but not presenting an abstract, early bird registration closes 1 March 2012. Register by this date to receive a substantial discount off the cost of registration.
Grant update

All current grant schemes have now closed. If you have sent in an application, the sponsor of the scheme will contact you directly about your success or otherwise. To those who applied for an ICRS 2012 grant, you will receive an email by Monday 16 January 2012 informing you of the outcome of your application.
New field trip on offer!

We are pleased to announce our last ICRS 2012 field trip to be offered, a 4-day trip for only 12 people to the remote Kimberly Marine Research Station.

The other field trips on offer that have previously been announced are to the unique and beautiful:

Field trip bookings are now being taken and spaces are filling fast. Complete your booking either:
  1. Online when registering, or by;
  2. Faxing or e-mailing a paper copy registration to the Symposium Secretariat.
  3. The Kimberley Marine Research Station and Townsville Highlights trips are to be booked directly so refer to their page on the website for information about how to do this.
The Organisers of ICRS 2012 wish you Seasons Greetings, a Happy New Year and look forward to welcoming you at ICRS 2012 in Cairns this coming July.
The Queensland Government sponsorship is funded by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet; Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation; Department of Education and Training; Department of Environment and Resource Management, and Department of Transport and Main Roads.
Coral Reef Studies isrs James Cook University Coral Reef Studies ISRS James Cook University