Dear coral reef community and interested visitors
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 leading scientists, early career researchers, conservationists, ocean experts, policy makers, managers and the public.
For the first time in its history, an ICRS will be held in Europe, in the cosmopolitan and historic city of Bremen, Northern Germany, 5 – 10 July 2020.
ICRS 2020 will be the key event to develop science-based solutions addressing the present and future challenges of coral reefs, which are globally exposed to unprecedented anthropogenic pressures. The five-day program will present the latest scientific findings and ideas, provide a platform to build the essential bridges between coral reef science, conservation, politics, management and the public, and will promote public and political outreach.
It is our great pleasure to invite you all to join this unique global event. The University of Bremen and all ICRS 2020 organisers are looking forward to hosting your visit to the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. And, just in case you were wondering, the animal-like figure in the logo are Bremen's most significant cultural emblems, the famous “Bremen Town Musicians”.
Registration opens to book at reduced participant fees.
Closing of registration for ICRS 2020 at reduced participation fees
Exhibitors can book their exhibition space at ICRS 2020 up to this date.
Participants with oral presentation assignment are required to register now.
The 14th International Coral Reef Symposium opens its doors in Bremen.
Contingency plans are currently under development.
Announcement about the further procedure regarding ICRS 2020 expected by 3 April.
The online registration for ICRS 2020 is open for all presenting and non-presenting participants.
Benefit from our "Early Bird" rates until 31 March!
Register for ICRS 2020 HERE!
Before, during and after the week of ICRS 2020, excursions and field trips to destinations in Germany and beyond are offered.
Please have a look at the still growing list of excellent trips organized by members of the ICRS 2020 organising committee or external partners HERE.
The ICRS 2020 Organizing Committee is committed to making the 14th International Coral Reef Symposium as sustainable and climate-neutral as possible.
This important goal is pursued in different ways with our local and international partners.
Take a look at our "Green Strategy" page to learn more about our activities and get involved!