Saturday, July 12, 2008

Report from Ft. Lauderdale

The ICRS ended yesterday and today was day one of the 2 day ICRI conference. For the ICRS, St. Kitts Reef Ecology Watch Group was a co-presenter on 4 posters and one mini-symposium.

It's been a very exciting week for me. Here are some stats:

80 countries were represented
3300 attendees
1032 oral presentations
1600 posters
155K (US$) awarded in scholarships/stipends

As you can see, this is THE coral reef conference, so it's a good thing we're here.

I thought the proceedings might by dreary, full of doomsday reports about the state of the world's reefs, but that was only partly true. There is hope for our ocean's health if we make some important changes.

Blogger isn't letting me upload the jpgs of the posters right now - but I'll try again later.

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