[Coral-List] 3rd Asia-Pacific Coral Reef Symposium, June 23-27, 2014 hosted by National Museum of Marine Biology/ Aquarium, Taiwan

Allen Chen cac at gate.sinica.edu.tw
Tue Oct 22 02:32:42 EDT 2013

Dear All,

I would like to take this opportunity to announce the update of the 3rd Asia-Pacific Coral Reef Symposium (http://www.apcrs2014.com/), which will be held @ the Howard Resort Hotel, Kenting National Park, Taiwan from June 23-27, 2014. Please feel free to explore the new website.

The First Asia-Pacific Coral Reefs Symposium (APCRS) was successfully organized by the Chinese University in Hong Kong in 2006 and the theme was ‘’Coral Reefs: Cooperation and Collaboration for Better Conservation ‘’. The Second symposium was held in Phuket, Thailand in 2010, hosted by the Ramkhamhaeng University in Thailand, and the theme was ‘’Collaboration for Coral Reef Conservation in a Changing Climate’’. These series of symposium provided a forum for scientists, educators, managers, environmentalists and relevant local stakeholders from key organizations in the Asia-Pacific region to share their knowledge and experiences on all aspects of coral reef biology, ecology, management, and conservation. The number of participants increased from 250 at the first symposium to 460 at the second one, representing more than 35 countries and regions. This tremendous increase in the number of participants shows the significance that the forum has brought to coral reef workers in our region. The symposium also serves as the founding congress of the Asia-Pacific Coral Reef Society. The National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium are proud to host the Third Asia-Pacific Coral Reefs Symposium in Pingtung, Taiwan from June 23-27 2014, and the theme is ‘’Challenges of Asia-Pacific Coral Reefs under the Changing Ocean’’.

For keynotes, please visit: http://www.apcrs2014.com/Program/Keynote%20Speakers.html
For mini-symposium, please visit: http://www.apcrs2014.com/Program/Mini-Symposia.html

We are looking forward to seeing you in Taiwan! 

With Regards,

Allen Chen, PhD (JCU)
LOC/ IOC of the 3rd Asia-Pacific Coral Reef Symposium

Research Fellow, Coral Reef Group, Biodiversity Research Centre, 
Professor, Taiwan International Graduate Program-Biodiversity, Academia Sinica, Taipei, TAIWAN, 
Tel: 886-2-27899549, Fax:886-2-27858059, E-mail:cac at gate.sinica.edu.tw/acropora.chen at gmail.com, Skype:acropora403

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