[Coral-List] ICRS 2004 Session on Ecological Injury Rapid Assessments

Judith Lang/Lynton Land JandL at rivnet.net
Wed Oct 15 10:01:47 EDT 2003

This is not the most appropriate session, but you are correct in that 
we will need a presence in Japan!

I just looked up all the sessions available...you can find them at

 >Please note that: (1) abstracts are to be submitted by 25 December (2)
 >posters will be strongly highlighted in the final programme and there
 >will be a large room available to display these (3) to reduce the 
 >of parallel sessions and on-site cancellations of oral presentations,
 >only one oral presentation is to be accepted from each participant (4)
 >presentations will be cancelled if participants are not registered by 
 >January 2004.

So abstracts are soon due. Best to submit something with Stewart and 
Phil on the upcoming analyses, no? There are 32 assessments in his 
dataset which takes us up through the end of 2002. I assume we'd 
request an oral presentation?

On Tuesday, October 14, 2003, at 11:03  PM, David.A.Gulko at hawaii.gov 
> Aloha,
> At the upcoming 10th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) to be 
> held
> June 28 - July 2, 2004 in Okinawa, there will be a session focused on 
> the
> use of rapid assessment procedures for ecological injuries to coral 
> reefs,
> specifically from a resource management, mitigation and restoration
> perspective.  Scientists, resource managers, enforcement officials,
> prosecutors and decision-makers who make use of such techniques or
> innovative approaches from various regions are encouraged to submit
> abstracts to be part of this session at ICRS 2004.
> The mini-symposia session "4-4: Ecological Injury Rapid Assessment
> Procedures for Coral Reefs" will focus on the issues confronting coral 
> reef
> resource managers who, with the dramatic increase in short-term
> anthropogenic events impacting their reefs, have found themselves
> unprepared to collect the necessary data that can be used to determine
> impact effects, causality, and assist in determining mitigation and
> restoration.  Such data collection needs often go beyond the standard
> assessment and monitoring techniques found in most coral reef 
> research, to
> include investigative protocols, chain-of-custody and documentation
> concerns, and community relations.  Often the information collected 
> will be
> used in legal or resource decision-making venues.  This symposium will
> review rapid ecological assessments which are investigative from a 
> legal or
> resource management perspective.  Through interaction, the symposium is
> expected to serve to bridge the needs of coral reef resource managers 
> with
> the ecological expertise of the scientific community, to focus on the
> legal, restoration planning, and impact limitation concerns surrounding
> many anthropogenic coral reef events.  It will involve presentations
> discussing the need for rapid, multi-disciplinary ecological 
> assessments of
> impact sites to collect such information in a coordinated fashion, and
> provide examples where appropriate.  Primary topics around which 
> discussion
> will take place include the creation of multi-agency investigative 
> strike
> teams, vessel groundings, illegal take, alien species, and shore-based
> impacts (sediment and run-off concerns). This symposia is envisioned to
> include both presentations and panel discussion. A post-symposia field
> guide on the range of techniques and programs discussed in this 
> session is
> envisioned.
> For information regarding the upcoming ICRS meeting, and for 
> instructions
> on submitting an abstract, please visit
>  http://www.plando.co.jp/icrs2004/
> Please also send a additional copy of your abstract submission for this
> session (4-4: Ecological Injury Rapid Assessment Procedures for Coral
> Reefs) to: david.a.gulko at hawaii.gov
> Note: you must follow the abstract submission details as outlined on 
> the
> ICRS webpage (http://www.plando.co.jp/icrs2004/) carefully and submit 
> your
> abstract prior to the December 25, 2003 deadline.
> Sincerely,
> Dave Gulko
> Dave Gulko, Aquatic Biologist IV - Coral Reefs
> Division of Aquatic Resources
> Hawai‘i Department of Land & Natural Resources
> 1151 Punchbowl Street, room 330
> Honolulu, HI  96813
> (808) 587-0318 (o), (808) 587-0115 (fax)
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