[Coral-List] ICRS Mini-Symposium 17: Emerging Techniques in Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis

James Goodman jgoodman at uprm.edu
Mon Oct 22 16:25:25 EDT 2007

Dear colleagues:

We would like to invite you to participate in Mini-Symposium 17, "Emerging
techniques in remote sensing and geospatial analysis", being held at the
11th ICRS in Fort Lauderdale, July 7th-11th 2008.

The 11th International Coral Reef Symposium science program will address
scientific questions within the framework of a series of Mini-Symposia
developed to address problems and issues on contemporary coral reefs that
will assist management to sustain future reefs.

The central theme for the 11th ICRS is "REEFS FOR THE FUTURE". The Symposium
goals are to provide a scientific basis for coral reef ecosystem management
by articulating the state of the science with respect to current and
emerging stressors; improve the understanding of reef condition, function,
and productivity; and grow the fields of coral reef ecosystem science,
conservation, and multidisciplinary research by facilitating the exchange of

The central topics of Mini-Symposium 17 are as follows:

1) What new ecological insight can be derived from remote sensing tools and
geospatial analyses?

2) What type of benthic information can be derived from remote observations?

3) How is the next generation of remote sensing instruments expanding our
ability to quantitatively monitor and assess coral reefs?

4) What trends in remote sensing and GIS are on the horizon?

Submissions that address these questions are encouraged but not mandatory.
We welcome abstract submissions on these topics as well as all aspects of
"Emerging techniques in remote sensing and geospatial analysis". If you have
an alternative question or questions you are addressing, please so note.
All submissions addressing "Emerging techniques in remote sensing and
geospatial analysis" are encouraged to be submitted for consideration.

When submitting your abstracts, please use the session code: Mini-Symposium
17. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 November 2007.

For abstract submission, registration, and other information, please visit:

Mini-Symposium 17

"Emerging techniques in remote sensing and geospatial analysis"

James Goodman
Sam Purkis

Stuart Kininmonth

Stuart Phinn

If you know of anyone who might be interested who might not receive this
notice, please feel free to pass it along.  We look forward to your
participation.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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