Sharing our findings at the International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS)

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The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation will be attending the International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) this week to share our findings from the Global Reef Expedition. 

The 15th International Coral Reef Symposium is the primary international conference for coral reef science, conservation, and management. It brings together leading scientists, conservationists, ocean experts, policy makers, and marine managers working to develop science-based solutions to address the coral reef crisis. At ICRS, the coral reef conservation community will come together to present their latest scientific findings and ideas.

This prestigious international conference only happens once every four years and is the largest gathering of coral reef scientists in the world. We are looking forward to this chance to get together with other marine scientists —including participants from the Global Reef Expedition—to learn from one another about the latest in coral reef science and conservation.

Our presentations at ICRS will showcase our maps and findings from the Global Reef Expedition and highlight our work on outreach and education. We will also discuss our latest research, which uses data we collected on the Global Reef Expedition to model the health and resiliency of coral reefs and assess human impacts to coral reefs around the world. 

If you will be at ICRS, we encourage you to join us for one of our upcoming sessions: 

Our Presentations at the International Coral Reef Symposium

World Reef Map: A high-resolution mapping tool for marine spatial planning in remote regions of the world
Presented by Alexandra Dempsey
Monday, July 4th @ 11:00 am in Saal Lloyd

Global-scale evidence for human impacts on coral reefs 
Poster presented by Art Gleason
Tuesday, July 5th @ 6:15 pm in Hall 4.1

Modeling and mapping local-to-regional scale coral reef health and resilience in the South Pacific
Presented by Anna Bakker
Wednesday, July 6th @ 12:15 pm in Salon London

Exploring the Extremes — Unexpected findings from the world’s largest coral reef surveying effort
Presented by Renée Carlton
Thursday, July 7th @ 2:50 pm in Saal Lloyd

The importance of educating youth to inspire the next generation of coral reef stewards 
Presented by Amy Heemsoth
Friday, July 8th @ 11:35 am in Saal Lloyd

What works? Lessons learned from ten years communicating coral reef science around the world  
Presented by Liz Thompson
Friday, July 8th @ 12:30 pm in Saal Lloyd

High-resolution habitat and bathymetry maps for 65,000 km2 of Earth’s remotest coral reefs
Presented by Art Gleason on behalf of Sam Purkis
Friday, July 8th @ 1:00 pm in Hanse Saal

Amphistegina Foraminifera are excellent bioindicators of long-term heat stress on tropical and high latitude reefs
Presented online by Alex Humphreys under Theme 15D – What can photosymbiont-bearing foraminifera tell us about the past, present and future of coral reefs?

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