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 more than 2,500 of the world's leading coral reef scientists, young career researchers, experts, policy makers, conservationists and reef managers. 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. ICRS 2020 will aim to further our understanding of the future structure and function of coral reefs in times of unprecedented anthropogenic pressures.
ICRS 2020's call for proposals is open, and interested parties are encouraged to submit their ideas for sessions and workshops under the theme of ‘Tackling the challenging future of coral reefs’.
The ICRS 2020 Programme will aim to:
- Showcase significant work, latest findings and new ideas from all disciplines
- Provide a platform for the international ocean community to build bridges between science, conservation, politics, management and public awareness
- Review existing knowledge for a comprehensive outlook on the future distribution and function of coral reef ecosystems
- Explore new insights and technologies to develop science-based and sustainable solutions to tackle the global coral reef crisis
- Promote public and political outreach in order to disseminate the key symposium outcomes at the local and international level
- Create awareness by involving the public through accompanying lectures and exhibitions