[Coral-List] Announcement: ICRS Associated Workshops

John McManus jmcmanus at rsmas.miami.edu
Fri Jan 11 12:35:35 EST 2008

Dear Colleagues,


We are pleased to announce the following workshops and related activities
associated with the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, to be held in
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in July 2008.


The ICRS proper will be held 7-11 July. Workshops will be held on the Sunday
(July 6) before and the Saturday (July 12) immediately following the
Symposium. Additionally, other workshops and activities focused on the theme
of "science and science information needs for reef management"  are being
planned in major regions of the world, following upon the Caribbean Regional
Workshop held last November within the IYOR Wider Caribbean Campaign


For information on each workshop described below, please contact the listed
organizer directly. 


Remember to register for the ICRS by February 1, 2008!! 


11th International Coral Reef Symposium 

Associated Workshops


Comparative Analysis of Reef Resilience Under Stress (CARRUS):
Organizational Workshop


Date:                     July 6 (9:30 AM to 5:00 PM)

Organizer:           John McManus [jmcmanus at rsmas.miami.edu]

Location:              Main Conference Facility


This day-long workshop is open to attendance by up to two representatives
from each long-term, large-scale coral reef monitoring program currently
underway. The objective will be to form an international organization to
facilitate comparative scientific investigation and to assemble information
on the successes and failures of management actions. If interested in
participating, contact the organizer by March 1, 2008 or earlier. More
information can be found at www.carrus.org.



Participatory Workshop: How Should Coral Reef Research Priorities Be Set?

Date:                     July 12 (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

Organizer:           Mark Neff [Mark.Neff at asu.edu]
<mailto:Mark%20Neff%20[Mark.Neff at asu.edu]> 

Location:              Main Conference Facility

Participants in this four hour workshop will discuss coral reef ecology
research priority setting as it is currently practiced and brainstorm ways
of improving the system to better address knowledge needs. The workshop will
include a series of breakout sessions, focused on the process of coral reef
research prioritization at the individual, research community, and funding
agency/foundation levels. If interested in participating, contact the
organizer by April 30, 2008 or earlier. Space is limited. More information
can be found at www.cspo.org/coralresearch. 


Technology Tools for Ecosystem-Based Management of Coral Reefs


Date:                     July 12 (8:00 AM to 11:30 AM)

Organizers:         Sarah Carr [Sarah_Carr at natureserve.org], 

Dan Dorfman [DanDorfman at intelligentmarineplanning.org]

Location:              Main Conference Facility

This training workshop will provide an overview of recently-developed
technology tools and methods for facilitating Ecosystem-Based Management
(EBM) of coral reef ecosystems.  In particular, we will focus on tools and
methods that can help resource managers and policymakers collect, visualize,
analyze, and integrate diverse types of information (such as information on
the coral reef ecosystem and human communities that depend on it); provide
decision support for common coral reef conservation, restoration, and
resource management decisions; and help engage communities and stakeholders
in the decision making process.  If interested in participating, contact the
organizers as soon as possible.  More information can be found at


Scientific Needs for Coral Reef Management: Regional Workshops


Series Chair: John McManus [jmcmanus at rsmas.miami.edu]


This series of pre-symposium international workshops and related activities
involves groups of regional experts working together to identify:

1.	What new science is needed in order to improve coral reef
2.	How can we improve the process of incorporating existing scientific
knowledge into decision-making?

The results of these regional discussions will be presented to the
scientific coral reef community at the ICRS in order to improve scientific
support for coral reef management. 

Caribbean Regional Workshop (Completed)

Date:                     November 11, 2008

Organizer:           Alessandra Vanzella-Khouri [avk at cep.unep.org] 

Location:              Dominican Republic


This workshop was part of a more general "Planning Meeting on the IYOR Wider

Caribbean Campaign" to be held November 10-11 in Punta Cana. Contact the
organizer for further information.

Other Regional Workshops                 

Further details on similar workshops or related events in the Pacific,
Southeast Asia, and Indian Ocean will be posted as plans are finalized. 












John W. McManus, PhD

Director, National Center for Coral Reef Research (NCORE)

Professor, Marine Biology and Fisheries

Coral Reef Ecology and Management Lab (CREM Lab)

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS)

University of Miami, 4700 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, 33149

jmcmanus at rsmas.miami.edu      http://ncore.rsmas.miami.edu

 Phone: 305-421-4814   Fax: 305-421-4910


  "If I cannot build it, I do not understand it."

              --Richard Feynman, Nobel Laureate


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