Program & Agenda

Meetings

Listed in chronological order.

Scientific Management Committee

Date: Saturday, 18 June 2016   Time: 12:00 - 17:00
Location: 302 A/B

THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY MEETING. For more information, please contact Vivian Doherty, James Cook University, vivian.doherty@jcu.edu.au

Caribbean Acropora Research, Monitoring, Management, and Population Enhancement

Date: Sunday, 19 June 2016   Time: 08:00 - 17:00
Location: 301 B

NOAA Fisheries released the Recovery Plan for Acropora palmata and Acropora cervicornis in 2015. The plan contains actions that broadly fall into the categories of research, monitoring, threat reduction, and population enhancement. NOAA Fisheries has the responsibility of tracking and reporting activities that contribute to actions in the Recovery Plan, yet knowledge of activities is often incomplete, particularly outside of US jurisdiction. Additionally, researchers whose work may be beneficial to management of coral reefs sometimes have little to no direct contact or interaction with managers. The intent of this meeting is to bring together researchers and managers to share information on activities pertaining to any aspect of research, monitoring, management, or population enhancement of Caribbean Acropora spp. The planned format is for attendees to give very brief overviews (5 minutes or less) of research and activities with which they are involved and for the group to discuss how it all fits into the broader picture of Caribbean Acropora conservation and recovery. The expected outcome is to create a dialog and establish connections among those involved in Caribbean Acropora research and conservation. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please email Jennifer Moore Jennifer.Moore@noaa.gov and indicate if you plan to give an overview of your work.

Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems Meeting

Date: Sunday, 19 June 2016   Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Location: 305 A/B

Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems (MCEs) are an increasingly important component of our global understanding of coral reef ecology. However, site specific differences between MCEs in the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific indicate local differences in abiotic and biotic factors affect MCEs. This meeting will provide an update on the state of MCE research since the 2nd Intl MCE Workshop (Eilat 2014), with the opportunity to plan future collaborative efforts including dataset sharing/analysis, etc so that we might better understand the structure and function of MCEs.

For more information about this event, contact Marc Slattery, University of Mississippi, slattery@olemiss.edu.

ISRS Officers Meeting

Date: Sunday, 19 June 2016   Time: 15:00 - 17:00
Location: 309

THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY MEETING. Pre-meeting for ISRS office holders

Hawaii Science Teachers

Date: Monday, 20 June 2016   Time: 07:30 - 09:00
Location: 307 A/B

For more information contact Lauren Wetzell, lauren.wetzell@gmail.com

Climate Change Outreach Video Competition Planning Meeting

Date: Monday, 20 June 2016   Time: 12:00 - 13:15
Location: 302 A/B

Given the recent adoption of the ISRS Consensus Statement on Coral Bleaching and Climate Change, I have proposed an outreach competition in which we will solicit student-created videos or audio jingles that explain the climate change impacts on coral reefs. Given the current global bleaching events, we felt this was an important and timely topic to cover now. We are in the planning stages of this effort and would welcome any favorite videos to be brought as examples of what has worked well in your local areas. This meeting will serve as a brain storming session on ways we can best engage students in a future competition as well as how to most effectively use these videos locally, regionally, and globally.

For more information about this event, contact Kelley Anderson Tagarino, UH Sea Grant and American Samoa Community College, KelleyAT@hawaii.edu.

ISRS Council Meeting

Date: Monday, 20 June 2016   Time: 12:00 - 13:15
Location: 309

THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY MEETING. Official ISRS Council Meeting.

EarthCube CRESCYNT Node Coordinators Meeting

Date: Monday, 20 June 2016   Time: 18:00 - 20:30
Location: 307 A/B

THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY MEETING. Meeting of node coordinators for the Coral Reef Science and Cyberinfrastructure Network.

For more information about this event, contact Ouida Meier, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, UH Manoa, omeier@hawaii.edu.

Coral Reefs Editorial Meeting

Date: Monday, 20 June 2016   Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: 303 A/B

THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY MEETING. A meeting of the Topic Editors and Editorial Board to discuss current status and future directions for the journal.

For more information about this event, contact Howard Lasker, University at Buffalo, hlasker@buffalo.edu.

Octocoral Lunch

Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2016   Time: 11:30 - 12:45
Location: 301 B

Informal get-together of octocoral researchers to meet one another and exchange information about community resources.

For more information about this event, contact Catherine McFadden, Harvey Mudd College, mcfadden@g.hmc.edu.

Reef Resilience Network Meeting

Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2016   Time: 18:00 - 18:30
Location: 307 A/B

THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY MEETING - The Reef Resilience Network (RR Network) supports reef managers and practitioners globally to better address climate change and other stressors on coral reef ecosystems. Capacity-building is implemented through the web-based Reef Resilience toolkit http://www.reefresilience.org, online courses, in-person trainings, a webinar series, and an online community of coral reef, fisheries, and MPA managers and practitioners. Global experts are critical for our Network to ensure we continue to provide the best science available to inform and support on-the-ground management efforts. Experts currently volunteer their time to support core RR Network activities including serving as: mentors for the online course, coaches for trainings, webinar speakers, mentors for ask-the-expert online discussion forums, and developers and reviewers of web-based toolkit content. To evaluate how we can better address the needs of our network, we invite our expert contributors to come together to thank them for their contribution, share experiences participating in the Network, identify opportunities for better meeting their needs, and explore approaches for expanding our network. We invite global coral reef/climate change/fisheries experts who have served as mentors and coaches for online course, toolkit reviewers, and webinar speakers. We also invite those interested in learning about contributing to our network to support coral reef and fisheries managers and practitioners around the world.

For more information about this event, contact Elizabeth McLeod, The Nature Conservancy, emcleod@tnc.org.

Pulley Ridge Science Mtg

Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2016   Time: 11:30 - 12:45
Location: 302 A/B

THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY MEETING. Gathering of PIs, students and related researchers/stakeholders participating in the Pulley Ridge Project (UNDERSTANDING CORAL ECOSYSTEM CONNECTIVITY IN THE GULF OF MEXICO-PULLEY RIDGE TO THE FLORIDA KEYS). This is an opportunity for further project coordination and discussion of collaborative products, as well as future directions.

For more information about this event, contact Robert Cowen, Oregon State University, robert.cowen@oregonstate.edu.

CARICOMP-2

Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2016   Time: 11:30 - 12:45
Location: 308 A/B

THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY MEETING. This meeting regarding CARICOMP-2 is for those who have been working to start new regional projects in the Greater Caribbean. Representatives of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network-Caribbean Branch will be in attendance.

For more information about this event, contact Jorge Cortes, University of Costa Rica, jorge.cortes@ucr.ac.cr.

ISRS General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2016   Time: 11:30 - 12:45
Location: Kalakaua Ballroom A/B/C

ISRS AGM open to all members. This meeting is open to all members plus those considering joining the ISRS.

For more information about this event visit : http://www.coralreefs.org/members-meeting or contact Rupert Ormond, ISRS, rupert.ormond.mci@gmail.com.

EarthCube CRESCYNT Open Participants Meeting

Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2016   Time: 11:30 - 12:45
Location: 307 A/B

Come meet with a working group to relay your research needs - we'll submit these to EarthCube so that the tools we need get built. Coordinators of these working groups will be present: Microbial Ecology, Reef Ecology, Physiology & Fitness, Disease, Reproduction, Education & Outreach, Bleaching collaboration, and another to represent the remaining groups. http://crescynt.org

Latin-American Reef Encounter

Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2016   Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Location: 305 A/B

The meeting is intended to bring together all Latin American and Caribbean coral reef researchers to discuss the need to formally organize a Latin American Chapter of the ISRS. A quick examination of the active membership of ISRS suggests that Latin American reef researchers are significantly under-represented in ISRS. This activity will be an 1 hr meeting to discuss with Latin American and Caribbean researchers, students, managers, and representatives from ISRS board of directors the best strategies for enhancing the representation of Latin American reef researchers in ISRS, the willingness and need to formally establish a Latin American Chapter of ISRS, and the possibility of developing Spanish-written products at ISRS web page, including Spanish-written articles in Reef Encounter. This will represent a first step towards organizing a small team of scientists willing to collaborate in such efforts.

For more information about this event, contact Edwin A. Hernandez-Delgado, University of Puerto Rico, edwin.hernandezdelgado@gmail.com.

Propagation and Active Reef Restoration – Techniques and Considerations for the Production of Corals and Propagules and Transplantation onto Degraded Reefs

Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2016   Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Location: 308 A/B

This is a follow-up to Session 42A.

Indo-Pacific Coral Collaboration: Partners Meeting

Date: Thursday, 23 June 2016   Time: 11:30 - 12:45
Location: 301 B

THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY MEETING. Over the past two years, nearly 100 scientists from around the world have contributed to the largest coral community database, with 2301 sites in 51 countries. ICRS provides a timely opportunity for all collaborators to meet in person and discuss next steps for the analysis and continued governance of this collaborative effort.

The agenda will include: 1. Update and summary of regional analyses and two key papers; 2. Discussion of future scientific questions that can be addressed with the database; 3. Future governance and sustainability of the dataset, e.g., conditions for continued use (or not) by PIs and all contributing authors, addition of new data; 4. Evaluation of data repository and use permissions for datasets. Data sharing and future governance are critical and sensitive topics that need to be addressed for the continued legacy of this dataset. ICRS will be the first opportunity for many collaborators to meet the PIs in person, and discuss face-to-face with each other. We hope ICRS can provide us with the opportunity to host this meeting, with timely and valuable contributions for the reef science community.

For more information about this event, contact Emily Darling, Wildlife Conservation Society, edarling@wcs.org.

22 corals are listed under the ESA, how can the ESA be best leveraged to conserve corals?

Date: Thursday, 23 June 2016   Time: 12:45 - 13:45
Location: 312

THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY MEETING. There are 22 species of corals listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The ESA provides tools that can be used to leverage the conservation of these species. ICRS provides an ideal opportunity for all interested parties to meet and discuss the next steps necessary to continue the protection of listed corals.

The agenda for this meeting will include: 1) Brief overview of Endangered Species Act (ESA) tools. 2) Discussion on recovery planning. Desired outcome: Recommendations for participants in the recovery team and priorities for recovery planning. 3) Discussion on consultation priorities. Desired outcome: Prioritize types of agency actions and/or geographic areas for endangered species consultation and mitigation. 4) Discussion on local/federal partnerships via the ESA. Desired outcome: Strategies for better partnerships between local, state, and federal coral managers.

For more information about this meeting or if you would to participate in this discussion please contact Abel Valdivia, Center for Biological Diversity, avaldivia@biologicaldiversity.org.

Japanese Coral Reef Society (JCRS) Ceremony of Award: Winners of Financial Support for Graduate Students and Young Researchers

Date: Thursday, 23 June 2016   Time: 18:15 - 19:00
Location: 303 A/B

The Japanese Coral Reef Society will be recognizing ten recipients during this award ceremony. For more information, please contact Beatriz Casareto, Japanese Coral Reef Society, dcbeatr@ipc.shizuoka.ac.jp

Schedule subject to change.