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Scientific Program

You have until Sunday 25 March to upload your manuscript for the ICRS 2012 Proceedings on the template provided.

It has been a frantic 4 weeks finalising the scientific program. If you are presenting at ICRS 2012 you will receive an email mid-April with details about your presentation including: session, date, time, room, how to upload your presentation, poster board number if presenting a poster, etc. The scientific program will also be available on the website in April.

Please note that it is now too late to register to present an abstract. You can still register to attend as a non-presenting delegate.
Photo competition – Closes Friday 30 March

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 Alasdair Harris taken in Chagos - another one of the stunning entries so far submitted.
Scientific Field Trip booking deadlines extended

The below scientific field trips have extended their booking deadlines to:
Are you planning to host a meeting during ICRS 2012?

The ICRS 2012 Organising Committee welcomes the arrangement of meetings and functions by your society or organisation, to take place in association with ICRS 2012.

Make your booking early to avoid disappointment by completing and submitting the ICRS 2012 Meeting Booking Room Form.
Transport to and from Cairns Airport

The Cairns Airport is 5 kilometres from the city centre. We have arranged a 30% discount for local transfers from the Cairns Airport to the city and Northern Beaches for all our delegates. Pre-book your arrival and departure airport transfers for $A7.00 each way, either:
  • Online
  • by email, (mention “ICRS 2012” for the discount) or
  • by phone +61 (0)7 4087 2900 (mention “ICRS 2012” for the discount).
For all you old-timers, 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. Here is one of them. Can you guess who this man is? We will reveal who it is in the next newsletter.
T-shirts for sale

The ICRS 2012 t-shirt can now be purchased online. We can’t guarantee availability of t-shirts at ICRS 2012 so please purchase online to ensure you don’t miss out.
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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