Welcome & Invitation

Dear coral reef community and interested visitors

Due to continued infection risks and travel restrictions imposed by the pandemic, the 14th ICRS will be entirely virtual this summer from 19 - 23 July 2021. This meeting combines asynchronous (pre-recorded submissions) with synchronous (interactive real-time discussions) elements. We feel it is important for the coral reef community to have the opportunity to share their research findings already this summer. More details about registration and program for this summer's 14th ICRS to follow soon here.

We are also pleased to announce that we will be hosting an in-person 15th ICRS in the summer of 2022 from 3 - 8 July in Bremen, Germany. This meeting will include plenary talks, a policy event, social events, workshops, and field trips as well as in-person oral and poster presentation opportunities.

Both, the 14th and the 15th International Coral Reef Symposia, are the primary international conferences on coral reef science, conservation and management, bringing together leading scientists, early career researchers, conservationists, ocean experts, policy makers, manager,s and the public. These symposia will be the key events to develop science-based solutions addressing the present and future challenges of coral reefs, which are globally exposed to unprecedented anthropogenic pressures. Both events will present the latest scientific findings and ideas, provide a platform to build the essential bridges between coral reef science, conservation, politics, management and the public, and will promote public and political outreach. 

For the University of Bremen and us organizers oft he 14th and 15th ICRS it is a great pleasure to invite you all to join these unique global events. 

We hope that you will plan on attending both the virtual 14th ICRS 2021 this summer and the in-person 15th ICRS 2022 next summer.















Key Dates



Call for Abstracts closes

Submission for contributions to the ICRS 2021 session program closes.



OCEANS Special Issue closes

Deadline for the submission of ICRS 2020 related manuscripts.



ICRS 2021 commences

The 14th International Coral Reef Symposium opens its doors in Bremen.

ICRS 2021 entirely virtual

Details about registration and program for this summer's 14th ICRS to follow soon.

ECO Magazine - Special Issue

The ECO Magazine Special Issue on Coral Reefs in partnership with ICRS 2021 is now available online. 

It includes many amazing stories from various fields of coral reef science, conservation and management.

Read on at ECO Magazine HERE

Special Issue on ICRS 2020

The new journal OCEANS, published by MDPI, has announced to publish a Special Issue related to ICRS 2020, to which participants with accepted abstracts are welcomed to submit papers based on their oral presentations or posters. More...

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