Photo taken by Andrew Baird, Australia, and entered into the Photographic Competition currently being judged.

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Consensus Statement

We invite you to join hundreds of scientists from around the world in signing a letter in support of a Consensus Statement urging governments to take action for the preservation of coral reefs for the benefit of present and future generations.

The Consensus Statement was drafted by a working group of eminent scientists, brought together under the auspices of The Center for Ocean Solutions, to address the topic of climate change impacts on coral reefs. The authors are aiming to build a large base of support in preparation for the public launch of the Statement during the Opening Ceremony of ICRS 2012.

Please go here to read the Consensus Statement, and to join other scientists from around the world by adding your name to the list of endorsees.
Scientific Program

Please note the following changes in Mini-Symposium presentation timings:

21B Enhancing coral reef resilience through management of water quality will now take place on Friday 13 July, not Tuesday 10 July.

15F Benthic foraminifera on coral reefs and 21C Exploited Lagoons will now be presented on Tuesday 10 July, not Friday 13 July.

The scientific program is now on the website.

The schedule of presentations will be on the website from mid-June.

Last chance to order a printed Book of Abstracts

ICRS 2012 aims to reduce its environmental impact on the planet. As such, registration fees include an electronic copy of the abstracts. Printed versions of the abstracts can be purchased for $75 each and must be ordered by Thursday 31 May.

Please email registration@icrs2012.com to order your copy.
Scientific Field Trip

The scientific field trip to One Tree Island Research Station via Heron Island can be booked until 1 June. Click here to see the program for this field trip.
ePosters

If you are presenting a scientific poster at ICRS 2012, you are invited to archive your poster on the ICRS 2012 website. Upload a PDF file of your poster here by Friday 29 June.
Invitation to a Coral Triangle Initiative meeting

You are invited to attend the meeting Science and Governance in the Center of Global Marine Biodiversity: The State of the Coral Triangle Reports which will be held on the afternoon of Saturday 7 July at The Sebel in Cairns. The meeting will be attended by representatives of each of the six Coral Triangle countries. Further information will be available in the next electronic newsletter or contact Ms Abbie Trinidad, abbietrinidad@gmail.com. If you would like to attend, please advise Abbie Trinidad.
Are you planning to host a meeting during ICRS 2012?

The ICRS 21012 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 by completing and submitting the ICRS 2012 Meeting Booking Room Form. The deadline to book a room is Friday 18 May.
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.
The Queensland Government sponsorship is funded by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet; Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Department of Education, Training and Employment; Department of Environment and Heritage Protection; Department of Transport and Main Roads
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