[Coral-List] Remote Sensing Mini-Symposium (at ICRS 2012)

Gang Liu Gang.Liu at noaa.gov
Wed Jul 6 16:00:06 EDT 2011

Message: Coral reef managers and scientists would like to know how you 
use satellite remote sensing data and what satellite remote sensing 
tools and data you can provide to assist in coral reef management and 
research. We are calling for presentations on recent advances in 
satellite remote sensing of coral reef environments and applications to 
aid coral reef management, conservation and research.

Mini-Symposium: Satellite Remote Sensing of Reef Environments
(Under Theme: Technologies for coral reef science)

Abstract submission: Open now until October 1, 2011

Where/When: Cairns, Queensland, Australia, July 9-13, 2012

Info and submission: http://www.icrs2012.com/

Note: Please extend our invitation to your colleagues and collaborators.

Mini-symposium description:
Satellite remote sensing has long been applied to monitor environmental 
conditions and processes in the oceans.  Its application to coral reefs 
has become increasingly critical in monitoring environmental stresses to 
coral reefs and detecting changes in their composition and environmental 
conditions. Satellite sea surface temperature has been used most 
maturely for understanding and predicting conditions leading to coral 
bleaching and disease.  Other remotely sensed environmental parameters, 
such as ocean color, surface wind and surface light, have great 
potential for applications to coral reefs, but still have to overcome 
significant hurdles before being widely applied.As an integrated part of 
coral reef monitoring, satellite remote sensing has also been used to 
map and detect change in coral reef habitats at various spatial 
scales.With the advances in satellite sensor capability and development 
of new sensors and algorithms, many new applications are emerging for 
coral reefs, including monitoring and modeling water clarity, nutrient 
runoff, wind, light, and ocean acidification.The development and 
improvement of satellite remote sensing technologies and applications 
for monitoring coral reef environmental stresses rely on the needs of 
coral reef management and advances in coral biology and ecology 
research.Presentations in this mini-symposium will focus on recent 
advances in satellite remote sensing of coral reef environments and 
applications to aid coral reef management, conservation and research.

Gang LiuNOAA Coral Reef Watch (gang.liu at noaa.gov)
Chris RoelfsemaUniversity of Queensland (c.roelfsema at uq.edu.au)
Stuart Phinn      University of Queensland (s.phinn at uq.edu.au)
Stacy Jupiter     Wildlife Conservation Society (Fiji) (sjupiter at wcs.org)
AlastairHarborneUniversity of Exeter (a.r.harborne at exeter.ac.uk)
Jammie Goodman University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
William SkirvingNOAA Coral Reef Watch (william.skirving at noaa.gov)
Scarla WeeksUniversity of Queensland (s.weeks at uq.edu.au)
Vittorio BrandoCSIRO (vittorio.brando at csiro.au)

  Gang Liu, Ph.D.
  Senior Physical Scientist/Oceanographer
  NOAA Coral Reef Watch Program
  SSMC1, #5310
  1335 East-West Highway			
  Silver Spring, MD 20910-3226

  Tel: 301-713-2857 ext 131
  Fax: 301-713-3136
  Email: Gang.Liu at noaa.gov

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