[Coral-List] ICRS Media Advisory
cknutson at seaweb.org
Wed Jun 18 16:23:38 EDT 2008
The below media advisory on the International Coral Reef Symposium
was sent to approximately 2,600 individual journalists on July 17 and
18 and has been posted on several list-serves and Web sites,
including PR newswire. Please forward to any interested contacts.
Coral Reef Experts to Unveil Latest Science at First U.S. Gathering
in 30 Years
The world's leading coral reef science conference, the International
Coral Reef Symposium will take place July 7-11 in Fort Lauderdale,
Florida. Research findings to be released and discussed at the
symposium will include subject areas such as the emerging link
between ocean acidification and coral reef health; diseases killing
coral reefs around the world; recovery of coral reef ecosystems
following bleaching episodes; and the effectiveness of Marine
Protected Areas, among many others.
Please see below for SeaWeb's full media advisory on the
International Coral Reef Symposium. To register for the meeting,
visit: http://www.nova.edu/ncri/11icrs/media_newsroom.html. For a
list of footage, images and data available, please contact Corinne
Knutson (cknutson at seaweb.org or +1.808.497.3360).
MEDIA ADVISORY: June 17, 2008
LEADING INTERNATIONAL CORAL REEF EXPERTS TO UNVEIL LATEST SCIENCE AT
FIRST U.S. GATHERING IN 30 YEARS
The world’s leading coral reef science conference, the 11th
International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS), begins Monday, July 7 in
Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Held once every four years, the ICRS brings more
than 2,500 international scientists, policy makers, managers, and
conservationists together to present the latest findings on coral
reef science and management. Reports will be announced on topics
including the emerging link between climate change, ocean
acidification and coral reef health; diseases affecting coral reefs
around the world; recovery of coral reef ecosystems following
bleaching episodes; and the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas.
What: The International Coral Reef Symposium http://www.nova.edu/
- Sanctioned by the International Society for Reef Studies, the
largest society focused on coral reefs worldwide.
- Hosted by the US Coral Reef Task Force and the state of Florida.
Chair organization by Nova Southeastern University of Ft. Lauderdale,
FL, home of the United States’ National Coral Reef Institute.
- Occurs during the 2008 International Year of the Reef.
When: Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11, 2008
For a detailed schedule: http://www.nova.edu/ncri/11icrs/
Where: Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, 1950
Eisenhower Boulevard at the northern end of Port Everglades. Security
checkpoints require valid government-issued identification. For
Who: Experts on coral reefs and climate change, coral reef
fisheries, ocean acidification, coral reef diseases, and reef
management will be available for media interviews. Only registered
and paid attendees and the news media can attend. Credentialed
members of the news media, please register at: http://www.nova.edu/
ncri/11icrs/media_newsroom.html. An Exhibits and Education Center
will be open to the public.
For Members of the News Media: Daily media briefings and interview
opportunities will feature prominent researchers discussing their
findings. A fully equipped pressroom will be available. Relevant
research will be available starting June 17 in the ICRS newsroom.
Embargoed press releases will be available on EurekAlert! from
Wednesday, July 2. Beginning July 7, interviews with scientists
participating in the daily news briefings, plus overviews, B-roll,
photos, and graphics, will be available online: http://www.nova.edu/
Julia Roberson (UK, BST)
jroberson at seaweb.org
cyeast at seaweb.org
Corinne Knutson (US, PDT)
cknutson at seaweb.org
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