[Coral-List] Invitation to CARRUS Alliance Organizational Meeting

John McManus jmcmanus at rsmas.miami.edu
Fri Jun 11 14:24:37 EDT 2004

Dear Colleagues,
We are delighted to announce that the initial meeting of the CARRUS
Alliance will be held at the International Coral Reef Symposium in
Okinawa. The objective will be to organize a "Comparative Analysis of
Reef Resilience Under Stress" Alliance to provide a basis for better
understanding of coral reefs at the scale of the whole reef system. 

The Alliance will consist of researchers conducting
independently-supported long-term, interdisciplinary research on whole
coral reef systems, including associated social and economic systems,
united through agreements for the exchange of information, methods,
expertise, and software. 

One focus of the Alliance will be on developing common research
objectives, including the development of decision support systems to
facilitate reef management. The Alliance will be linked to the World
Bank/GEF Coral Reef Targeted Research Project
{http://www.gefcoral.org/}, and to a variety of other international
efforts. The purpose of the meeting will be to initiate the Alliance,
and to decide on organizational and procedural matters. Further
information on the CARRUS Alliance can be found at www.ncoremiami.org. 
All interested parties are invited to participate -- particularly those
currently engaged in whole reef studies or expect to be so soon, and
those involved in activities and organizations with potential interests
in the Alliance.  
Meeting Name:   Establishing a Global CARRUS Alliance
Your satellite No.: 5
Date:          2004 June 30
Time:          17:00~18:30
Place:         Okinawa Convention Center Room 2



John W. McManus, PhD.
National Center for Caribbean Coral Reef Research (NCORE)
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS)
University of Miami, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Fl. 33149
Phone: 305-361-4814
Fax:   305-361-4910
Email: jmcmanus at rsmas.miami.edu
Website: www.ncoremiami.org

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