[ASC-media] ICRS 2012: what's on for the final day

Melissa Lyne mlyne_99 at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 12 23:00:46 CEST 2012

Daily ICRS 2012 Media Update
Friday, July 13, 2012 
It’s the final day here at ICRS 2012. Here are a few newsworthy items from today’s proceedings. Be sure to check today’s “Coral News” for any program changes and updates. Scroll to the bottom for additional information on covering the event.
Big Talks
9:00 – Darwin Medal Address
Jeremy Jackson, the recipient of the 2012 ISRS Darwin Medal, will speak about the future of corals and coral reefs in a rapidly changing world. His most recent contribution to coral reef conservation is his role as Director of the new IUCN administration of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, for which he is striving to provide a new rigor of assessment of the global status of coral reefs.
15:15 – Plenary
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Professor of Marine Studies and Director of the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, examines coral reefs and global changes, and looks at where solutions lie. Hoegh-Guldberg is also the Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. Plenary Hall 2
Science Spotlight
Here’s a taste of the compelling science and research on the agenda today:
·      10:30 – Benjamin Ruttenberg reveals what 30 years of reef fish monitoring data can teach us about the changes that have taken place in the Florida Keys. Hall D
·      11:15 – Philip Munday presents the results of a study that looked at the impact of ocean acidification on fish behavior. Meeting Room 5 (MR5)
·      12:30 – Alifereti Tawake explores the social and cultural dynamics that lead to successful partnerships between communities and governments, including marrying science and traditional fishery management practice. Sebel Hotel, Kuranda Room
Online Buzz
All week, we've been involved in a buzzing online conversation with people around the globe, about the coral science covered at #icrs2012. 
We've been talking to people via Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest, YouTube and LinkedIn. But our best engagement was through twitter. 
The Week's Top Tweets & Tweeps
·      @JackieMarks: The #fish are big, the shorts are short. Loren McClenachan on what #reefs used to look like. @icrs2012 pic.twitter.com/lbA5tI0h
·      @rmacpherson: Lubchenco: we need bold action to protect coral reefs, but we also need bold science #icrs2012
·      @LidaPetSoede: 85% of coral triangle reefs threatened says new report by WRI launched at #icrs2012 http://www.wri.org/publication/reefs-at-risk-revisited-coral-triangle.
·      @icrs2012: "The speed by which the oceans' acid levels has risen caught scientists off-guard"- @guardianeco reporting on #icrs2012 http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jul/09/acid-threat-coral-reef?INTCMP=SRCH
Covering ICRS 2012
Visit www.icrs2012.com/mediaportal to cover coral issues long after the conclusion of the Symposium.
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. All ICRS 2012 press releases and partner releases, plus other information you need to cover the world’s premier coral reef conference can be found on the media portal.
Continue the conversation via several social media platforms:
·           Twitter.com/ICRS2012
·           Facebook.com/ICRS2012
·           Linkedin.com/groups/ICRS2012
If you want to get connected to us and others talking about coral reef issues, be sure to use the #ICRS2012 hashtag. --
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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