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Registration is now open

Register now to be a part of the largest and most important conference relevant to the science, management and conservation of the world's coral reefs.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University are proud to have been invited by the International Society for Reef Studies to host ICRS 2012.

Delegates will:
  • share knowledge and exchange ideas about the latest coral reef science, management and conservation;
  • meet with old and new colleagues from countries around the world, many who have not previously participated at an ICRS; and
  • relax at memorable social events with a distinctive Australian flavour.
Make the most of the early bird saving and register by 1 March 2012.

Complete your registration either:
  1. Online or
  2. Print, complete and return a hard copy of the registration form by fax or mail to:

    ICRS 2012 Secretariat
    PO Box 3599
    South Brisbane QLD 4101
    Fax: +61 (0) 7 3255 1004
Did you receive a printed copy of the ICRS 2012 Registration and Call for Abstracts brochure with paper copy of the registration form enclosed? If not, this document is available online. To receive a copy by mail, e-mail your request to the Symposium Secretariat.
Field Trips can now be booked

Field trip bookings are now being taken. Complete your booking either:
  1. Online or by
  2. Faxing or e-mailing a paper copy registration form to the Symposium Secretariat.
Field trips previously announced are to the unique and beautiful: We are pleased to announce the last of the field trips currently programmed, and an update to the programs of two of the Lizard Island field trips.
Townsville Highlights Heron Island Research Station

Lizard Island Research Station is offering four field trips of which two have been revised to be coral identification workshops. Please see further details on the website.
Grant applications now available

The ICRS 2012 Organising Committee is pleased to announce grant opportunities to attend ICRS 2012. Select this link to see the current grant opportunities, eligibility information and application form.
Call for abstracts is open

The Organising Committee invites you to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation at ICRS 2012.
  • The call for abstracts closes Saturday 1 October 2011.
  • Abstracts can only be submitted online - submissions by post, email or fax cannot be accepted.
Photographic competition is now open

Olympus is proud to sponsor the ICRS 2012 Photographic Competition which is now open.
  • Entry is free and open to all registered delegates of ICRS 2012.
  • Judges will include professional photographers and marine scientists.
  • Images must be 5 megapixels and saved as .jpg files.
  • The competition closes 30 March 2012.
Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each of the six categories.

For your chance to win underwater photographic equipment from Olympus valued at nearly $1,000, visit the website.
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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