Welcome & Invitation

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.

SAVE THE DATE!
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.

 

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Key Dates

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November
2018

Call for sessions & workshops opens

Opening of the call for ICRS 2020 session and workshop proposals

31

January
2019

Call for sessions & workshops closes

Closing of the call for scientific sessions and workshops

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July
2019

Call for abstracts opens

Opening of the call for ICRS 2020 abstract submissions

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September
2019

Call for abstracts closes

Closing of the call for scientific contributions to ICRS 2020

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November
2019

Notification of presenters

Communication of presentation assignments to ICRS 2020 participants

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December
2019

Early bird registration opens

Registration opens to book at reduced participant fees.

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March
2020

Early bird registration closes

Closing of registration for ICRS 2020 at reduced participation fees

Call for Sessions and Workhops

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’!

In Memory of Ruth Gates

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.

Follow ICRS 2020

To always stay in the loop for all ICRS 2020 related news, upcoming events and opportunities, make sure to follow ICRS 2020 on social media.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ICRS2020
Twitter:       https://twitter.com/ICRS2020
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/icrs2020/