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Thursday 1st March deadlines
  • Early bird registration closes Thursday 1 March 2012. Register by this date to receive a substantial discount off the cost of registration.
  • If you intend to submit a manuscript for the Proceedings, the closing date for uploading your paper is Thursday 1 March. Please note that you are required to submit your manuscript on a template. You are not just uploading text you have written. You need to allow yourself enough time to cut and paste from your document onto the template. We strongly encourage you to begin this process now.
  • The closing date to book a field trip is also Thursday 1 March. Please visit the website to see the full list of trips on offer and contact to book a trip, or the tour manager if directed.
Oral and poster presenter guidelines

If you are presenting at ICRS 2012 you will receive an email mid-April with details about your session including date, time, room, how to upload your presentation by USB memory stick, poster board number if presenting a poster, etc.
Photo competition

Don't forget to submit your photo by Friday 30 March for your chance to win underwater photographic equipment from Olympus valued at nearly $1,000. Second and third place getters will win a prize from InDepth Video. Visit the website for competition details and the online submission form. The winners will be announced at the ICRS 2012 Banquet.

Photo by Yoshikatsu Nakano taken in Okinawa, Japan - another one of the stunning entries so far submitted.
Were you studying coral reefs pre 1990?

The Organisers of ICRS 2012 invite you to submit a photo of yourself pre-1990, conducting coral reef research in the field, in a laboratory, graduating etc. We thought it would be fun to see how good looking we all were in our younger years, hard at work, paving the way for future generations.

Please email your photo/s to by Tuesday 1 May. The photos will be shown on the screens in the session rooms during the break times of the scientific program.

You can send as many photos as you like, as long as you have permission from those in the photo. Please include the names of the people in the photo, and where and when the photo was taken.

Thank you to all of you who have already emailed us a photo. They are fabulous.

By the way, last month's photos were of your ICRS 2012 Convenor, Terry Hughes and David Yellowlees, Assistant Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.
T-shirts for sale

The ICRS 2012 t-shirt can now be purchased online.

Childcare arrangements

If you require casual childcare while staying in Cairns, please contact Water Street Occasional Care directly. Water Street Occasional Care offers flexible, short term care for children from birth to school age. Parents can have anything from 2 to 8 hours a day depending on availability.
Changed e-mail address?

Make sure you let us know if your contact details change - especially your email address as we are using email for all the essential correspondence. To update any changes in your contact details, please email the changes to
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.
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