Dear coral reef community and interested visitors
Welcome to the ICRS 2020 website!
ICRS 2020, also known as the 14th International Coral Reef Symposium, is the primary international conference on coral reef science, conservation and management, bringing together the world's leading coral reef scientists, young career researchers, experts, policy makers, conservationists and reef managers. This website will provide you with current facts, news and any updates regarding ICRS 2020, such as key dates and events, until its opening in summer of 2020.
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For the first time in its history, an ICRS will be held in Europe, in the cosmopolitan and historic city of Bremen (Germany), 5 – 10 July 2020.
On a side note, just in case you were wondering, the red and white animal-like figure in the ICRS 2020 logo is not a typical coral species from the region, but one of Bremen's most significant cultural emblems, the famous “Bremen Town Musicians”.
Under the overarching theme “Tackling the challenging future of coral reefs”, ICRS 2020 will aim to further our understanding of the future structure and function of coral reefs in times of unprecedented anthropogenic pressures. The five-day program will present the latest scientific findings, feature various outreach activities, facilitate exchange and future collaborations between scientists, managers and policy makers, and offer exceptional opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors.
It is our great pleasure to cordially invite you all to join and participate in this unique event. The University of Bremen and all involved ICRS 2020 organisers are looking forward to hosting your visit to the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen.
Opening of the call for ICRS 2020 session and workshop proposals
Closing of the call for scientific sessions and workshops
Opening of the call for ICRS 2020 abstract submissions
Closing of the call for scientific contributions to ICRS 2020
Communication of presentation assignments to ICRS 2020 participants
Registration opens to book at reduced participant fees.
Closing of registration for ICRS 2020 at reduced participation fees
The Call for Sessions and Workshops is now OPEN!
We want ICRS 2020 to be as diverse as coral reefs and we invite everyone to join this unique global event!
Submit your proposals until 31 January 2019 under the overarching ICRS 2020 theme ‘Tackling the challenging future of coral reefs’!
The recent passing of ISRS president Ruth Gates leaves us deeply saddened. Ruth was an enthusiastic coral advocate, her optimism and call for action inspired many of us; even beyond the coral community. We will do our best to preserve her spirit and energy as we prepare for ICRS 2020. Read more on University of Hawaii website.