Program & Agenda

Social Events

Listed in chronological order.

Welcome Reception

Date: Sunday, 19 June 2016   Time: 17:00 - 20:00
Location: Rooftop Garden Terrace

Mesophotic and Deep-Sea Coral Ecosystems: A Tribute to the Pioneering Efforts of Dr. John Rooney Part 1

Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2016   Time: 13:45 - 18:15
Location: 308 A/B

Please join us for Session 29 on Mesophotic and Deep-sea Coral Ecosystems to honor the late Dr. John Rooney, an ocean scientist and ecologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center and Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research. John, who died in a diving accident on January 16, 2016 in Hawai‘i, was passionate about exploring the deeper depths of the ocean and shared this enthusiasm with all that knew him. This session will begin with a discussion of John and his work, followed by talks focused on the biology, ecology, and geology of mesophotic and deep-sea coral ecosystems. This is a two-day tribute session. Talks will take place on Tuesday, 21 June, from 13:45 to 18:00 and on Wednesday, 22 June, from 09:30 to 18:00. The posters for Session 29 will be presented on Tuesday evening..

For more information about this session, please contact Kimberly Puglise - NOAA Federal, kimberly.puglise@noaa.gov.

Glenn Almany Memorial

Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2016   Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Location: 301 B

In April of 2015, our community was saddened to lose a dear friend and colleague, Dr. Glenn Almany. Glenn had a major influence on coral reef ecologists, conservation practitioners, and resource managers from around the world. His remarkable curiosity, creativity, and passion to make a difference led to ground-breaking discoveries about the dispersal patterns of coral reef fishes. Perhaps more importantly, Glenn enriched our lives through his humor, friendship, storytelling, authenticity, and love of nature. During this session, we will remember Glenn by sharing stories and photos. This event is open to anyone who wants to share their own memories of Glenn, the impacts his life and work had on them, and perhaps drink a gin and tonic in his honor. This event will be MC’ed by two of his long-time friends and colleagues, Dr. Michael Webster and Dr. Karen McLeod, both of whom were graduate students with Glenn during their Ph,D’s.

For more information about this event, contact Michael Webster, Coral Reef Alliance, mwebster@coral.org.

Mesophotic and Deep-Sea Coral Ecosystems: A Tribute to the Pioneering Efforts of Dr. John Rooney Part 2

Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2016   Time: 09:30 - 18:00
Location: 308 A/B

Please join us for Session 29 on Mesophotic and Deep-sea Coral Ecosystems to honor the late Dr. John Rooney, an ocean scientist and ecologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center and Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research. John, who died in a diving accident on January 16, 2016 in Hawai‘i, was passionate about exploring the deeper depths of the ocean and shared this enthusiasm with all that knew him. This session will begin with a discussion of John and his work, followed by talks focused on the biology, ecology, and geology of mesophotic and deep-sea coral ecosystems. This is a two-day tribute session. Talks will take place on Tuesday, 21 June, from 13:45 to 18:00 and on Wednesday, 22 June, from 09:30 to 18:00. The posters for Session 29 will be presented on Tuesday evening.

For more information about this session, please contact Kimberly Puglise - NOAA Federal, kimberly.puglise@noaa.gov.

Evening Tribute to Paul Jokiel

Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2016   Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Location: 306 A/B

Please join us for a tribute to Paul Jokiel.

Smart Decisions to Sustain Coral Reefs

Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2016   Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Location: 310 Theater

Hosts: Hugh Possingham (The Nature Conservancy, University of Queensland), Ken Anthony and Aaron MacNeil (Australian Institute of Marine Science)

Panel: Peter Kareiva (UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability), Ove Hoegh-Guldberg (Global Change Institute), Kirsten Oleson (University of Hawaii), Ben Halpern (UCSB), David Wachenfeld (Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority), Lizzie McLeod (The Nature Conservancy), John Pandolfi (University of Queensland) and Rich Aronson (Florida Institute of Technology)

Special guest: Bruce Anderson (Aquatic Division Chief), Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources

We invite all ICRS delegates to help us tackle the most pressing challenges facing coral reef managers and policy makers worldwide.

  • Will conservation and management matter if climate change kills coral reefs anyway?
  • Can we really balance environmental, economic and social objectives?
  • Should we sacrifice some reefs to protect others?
  • What do managers need from scientists to make better decisions?
  • When do we say yes to genetically modified corals and fish?
  • What will it take to sustain healthy coral reefs in the 21st century and beyond?
  • Looking forward to an exciting event with heated and productive discussions.

    Hugh Possingham h.possingham@uq.edu.au

    Ken Anthony k.anthony@aims.gov.au

    Aaron MacNeil macneil@glau.ca

    Evening Event: Pa'ina - A Traditional Feast

    Date: Thursday, 23 June 2016   Time: 19:00 - 21:00
    Location: Kalakaua Ballroom A/B/C

    Continue your conversations over dinner and relax with entertainment. Cash bars available.