[Coral-List] Call for Abstracts - ICRS 2016 Session 53: "Discussion and Synthesis: Emerging technologies for reef science and conservation"

Elizabeth Madin dr.elizabeth.madin at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 22:36:06 EST 2016

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts for short oral and poster presentations for the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium (19-24 June in Hawaii), Session 53: "Discussion and Synthesis: Emerging technologies for reef science and conservation”.

Session link: https://www.sgmeet.com/icrs2016/sessionschedule.asp?SessionID=53 <https://www.sgmeet.com/icrs2016/sessionschedule.asp?SessionID=53> 

Abstract submission link: https://www.sgmeet.com/icrs2016/submission_overview.asp <https://www.sgmeet.com/icrs2016/submission_overview.asp> 

Deadline: 15 January 2016


New technologies are emerging at an ever-increasing rate. Many of these technologies are becoming more widely available, and at lower costs, all the time. Meanwhile, conservation initiatives worldwide are faced with inherent budget limitations. Incorporating many of today's emerging technologies into the conservation science toolkit may bring huge benefits to marine conservation. A number of new technologies, such as extremely high spatial- and temporal-resolution satellite imagery from nano satellites, 3D autonomous underwater vehicles, and the coupling of such datasets with cloud-based computing power, are recognized as enabling rapid advances in marine conservation science and policy. Many more, untapped avenues likely hold great potential, but have yet to be embraced by the marine science and conservation communities. This symposium will aim to highlight these new and emerging technologies by showcasing those already being used in marine science, those that are being used in other fields but have potential applications in the marine realm, and those that are on the cusp of emergence but hold substantial potential for marine science and conservation. Our approach is to bring together science, industry, and policy via a series of presentations and linked discussions to address our ultimate question: How can emerging technologies be harnessed for reef science and conservation?

We look forward to your submissions!


The Session Organizers:

Elizabeth Madin, Macquarie University 
(www.oceansphere.org <http://www.oceansphere.org/>) 

Emily Darling, Wildlife Conservation Society 
(www.emilysdarling.com <http://www.emilysdarling.com/>) 

David Suggett, University of Technology, Sydney 
(http://www.uts.edu.au/staff/david.suggett <http://www.uts.edu.au/staff/david.suggett>) 

Bill Leggat, James Cook University 
(http://www.coralcoe.org.au/researchers/bill-leggat <http://www.coralcoe.org.au/researchers/bill-leggat>)

Mathieu Pernice, University of Technology, Sydney 
(http://mathieu-pernice.com/Mathieu_Pernice/Personal.html <http://mathieu-pernice.com/Mathieu_Pernice/Personal.html>)


Elizabeth M.P. Madin 

Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW 2109 AUSTRALIA  
email: dr.elizabeth.madin at gmail.com
twitter: @ElizMadin
web: www.oceansphere.org <http://www.oceansphere.org/>

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