[Coral-List] Reminder: Satellite Remote Sensing of Reef Environments Mini-Symposium at the 2012 International Coral Reef Symposium

Gang Liu Gang.Liu at noaa.gov
Wed Sep 7 15:15:17 EDT 2011

Call for abstracts: Satellite Remote Sensing of Reef Environments 
Mini-Symposium at 2012 ICRS

Conference: 2012 International Coral Reef Symposium
Mini-Symposium:  Satellite Remote Sensing of Reef Environments
(Under ICRS 2012 Theme: Technologies for coral reef science)

Abstract submission:  Open until October 1, 2011 (3 WEEKS AWAY)

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 Liu       NOAA Coral Reef Watch     (gang.liu at noaa.gov)
Chris Roelfsema       University 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)
Alastair Harborne       University of Exeter     
(a.r.harborne at exeter.ac.uk)
Jammie Goodman       University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez   
(jgoodman at uprm.edu)
William Skirving       NOAA Coral Reef Watch     
(william.skirving at noaa.gov)
Scarla Weeks       University of Queensland     (s.weeks at uq.edu.au)
Vittorio Brando       CSIRO     (vittorio.brando at csiro.au)

  Gang Liu, Ph.D.
  Senior Physical Scientist/Oceanographer
  (I.M. System Group, Inc.)
  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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