[ASC-media] ICRS 2012: Tuesday's top stories

Melissa Lyne mlyne_99 at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 9 15:00:08 CEST 2012


Daily ICRS 2012 Media Update
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
 
Here’s a hit list of newsworthy items to help you navigate today’s proceedings. Scroll to the bottom for additional information on covering the event.
 
Center Stage
9:30 – Press briefing
Clear and Present Danger: From coral growth to fish behavior, find out what changes are taking place on coral reefs and what that means for the future of reefs and the benefits they provide people worldwide. Meeting Room 7, Press Briefing Room
 
11:00 – Press briefing
Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) Model for Healthy Reefs: Lessons from a six-nation partnership that is working to address issues that are too big for one sovereign nation to handle alone, in the region that has the highest marine biodiversity and the most reefs at risk. Meeting Room 7, Press Briefing Room
 
Big Talks
8:30 – Plenary
Denis Allemand, Professor of Biology at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis and Scientific Director of the Centre Scientifique de Monaco, breaks down coral calcification – from cell physiology to ocean acidification. Plenary Hall 2
 
14:00 – Plenary
Geoffrey Jones, Professor in the School of Marine and Tropical Biology at James Cook University and member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, unlocks the secrets of larval fish dispersal on coral reefs. Plenary Hall 2
 
Science Spotlight
Here’s a taste of the compelling science and research on the agenda today:
·      10:00 – William Skirving shares results from a multi-million dollar project to develop the next generation of satellite tools for predicting environmental stress on reefs. Sebel Hotel, Mossman Room
·      15:00 – Alison Green looks at best practices for designing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) to meet the sometimes conflicting objectives of communities and scientists. Sebel Hotel, Bluewater Room
·      15:45 – Richard Unsworth explores the current research on the value of seagrass as a means to absorb dissolved carbon and improve the ability of corals to grow. Meeting Room 5 (MR5)
 
Online Buzz
(Note: on Tuesday through Friday we will highlight some of the online discussion about ICRS 2012. The first day we will just promote coming discussion)
ONLINE BUZZ
All day. Held via twitter and facebook, today’s discussion will focus on the affects of climate change on coral reefs, both now and in the future (#icrs2012 #reef), and whether the Coral Triangle Initiative is a model we can use for healthy reefs (#icrs2012 #coral).
 
Top Tweets. Fancy your chances at twitter glory? Tweet about #ICRS2012 and your 140 characters could be featured here.
Monday's top tweets:
·      @WWF_Australia "The "#Olympics of coral reefs" is on again w the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium on in Cairns this wk! Follow @ICRS2012 for updates"
·      @ayanaeliza "I caught 650 reef fish in bags, waited for them to pee, then ground them in blenders to understand nutrients flows. - J Allgeier"
·      @rmacpherson "Lubchenco: We need bold action to protect coral reefs, but we also need bold science. #ICRS2012 #DeepSN"


Covering ICRS 2012
Even if you can’t attend every day or any day, you can still cover ICRS 2012. Just visit www.icrs2012.com/mediaportal for more details on the press briefings.
 
There will be a full-length video of each briefing posted about an hour after its conclusion. In addition, you can find a photo bank of high-resolution coral reef photos and b-roll videos to help you cover the issues and science of ICRS 2012. Lastly, you will find ICRS 2012 press releases and partner releases, plus other information you need to cover the world’s premier coral reef conference.
 
Join the conversation via several social media platforms:
·      Twitter.com/ICRS2012
·      Facebook.com/ICRS2012
·      Linkedin.com/groups/ICRS2012
 
We’ll be tweeting live from the Symposium, and if you want to get connected to us and others talking about coral reef issues, be sure to use the #ICRS2012 hashtag.
 
For assistance, email media at icrs2012.com
 
-- 
Melissa Lyne 
Australia and New Zealand Media Co-ordinator
12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS 2012)  
9-13 July 2012, Cairns, Australia
P: +61 415 514 328W: www.icrs2012.com
F: http://www.facebook.com/ICRS2012
T: http://www.twitter.com/ICRS2012

 
Melissa Lyne 
Australia and New Zealand Media Co-ordinator
12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS 2012)
9-13 July 2012, Cairns, Australia
P: +61 415 514 328W: www.icrs2012.com
F: http://www.facebook.com/ICRS2012
T: http://www.twitter.com/ICRS2012
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