ICRS 2012 Facts
Dates: 9 - 13 July 2012
Venue: Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Expected Delegate Numbers: 2,500
Expected Number of Countries: 80
Number of Plenary Speakers: 9

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ICRS 2012 Symposia Themes and Mini-Symposia

The ICRS 2012 scientific program will address contemporary scientific concerns within the framework of 71 Mini-Symposia that fall under one of 22 Symposia Themes.
Call for Abstracts opens 1 July 2011

The ICRS 2012 Organising Committee invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at ICRS 2012. Abstract submission will open on 1 July 2011 and close on 1 October 2011. Your abstract will be considered for an oral or poster presentation by the Chair and Co-Chairs of the Mini-Symposium to which you apply.

Information to note about submitting an abstract:
  • Oral and poster presentations are limited to one per person;
  • Accepted authors will be notified in December this year; and
  • Manuscripts to be included in the Proceedings must be received by 1 March 2012.
Further information about submitting an abstract will be available online from 1 July and in the registration brochure which will be posted out later this month.
Receive a printed Registration / Call for abstracts brochure

If you would like to receive a printed registration brochure which includes the call for abstracts, take a couple of minutes to complete an Expression of Interest with your full postal details.
More field trips

As well as attending ICRS 2012, we hope you will be able to participate in one of the scientific field trips that will be taking place both before and after ICRS 2012. These trips are designed to provide insight into the Great Barrier Reef's coral reefs and their management. Field trips vary from one to four days in length.

We are pleased to announce the programs for a field trip to One Tree Island and a Marine Park management field trip. Visit the website to find out more and to see the full list of field trips now available. (Please note that bookings can be made when ICRS 2012 registration opens, 1 August 2011. More trips to be announced before then.)

One Tree Island Field Trip Marine Park Management Field Trip
ICRS 2012 continues to go green

A Symposium like ICRS 2012 can be far-reaching in its impact on the environment because our actions as participants touch many diverse product and service providers. These include obvious direct partners such as hotels, transport suppliers, venues and caterers but also less-obvious producers that feed the supply chain including farmers, retail, technology, information and communications providers, audio-visual companies and many more.

ICRS 2012 intends to build on the sustainable initiatives adopted at the 11th ICRS in Florida in 2008 and support actions that are environmentally and socially responsible as well as economically viable.

Green objectives for ICRS 2012 are:
  1. To encourage the reduction of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution;
  2. To promote water conservation;
  3. To reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill by reducing materials used, reusing materials, and recycling;
  4. To purchase products and services that support socially and environmentally responsible practices;
  5. To provide positive contributions to the local community impacted by ICRS 2012 through volunteerism, education and donating locally; and
  6. Cultivate a culture of continuous improvement on Objectives 1-5 for future ICRS.
To learn more, visit the proposed initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility at ICRS 2012.
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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