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Title: 11th International Coral Reef Symposium SOUTH FLORIDA July 711, 2008 REEFS FOR THE FUTURE


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11th International Coral Reef Symposium SOUTH
FLORIDA July 7-11, 2008REEFS FOR THE FUTURE
Presentation for ICRI meeting Richard E. Dodge,
Chair LOC October 31, 2005
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11th International Coral Reef Symposium REEFS
FOR THE FUTUREFt. Lauderdale, Florida 2008
In 2004 the USCRTF State of Florida formally
endorsed a bid to host the
Coordinated by Local Organizing
Committee Endorsed by Host Country Endorsement
Committee A U.S. partnership of The U.S. Coral
Reef Task Force The State of Florida
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ICRS
Franchised by ISRS Every 4 years 04 Okinawa 00
Bali 1400 attendees
Premier Coral Reef Conference Bid Successful
at 10 ICRS July 2004Okinawa
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The UNITED STATES is honored to serve as the Host
Country for the 11th ICRS
The US Coral Reef Task Force
  • Commitment to Coral Reef Conservation
  • Leadership
  • Research
  • Management
  • Education

US Venue mutual exposure of participants to high
technology modern management
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The State of Florida is honored to be the site
for 11th ICRS
  • Extensive US coral reef
  • ecosystems
  • Highly visited and used
  • Large research data base
  • Intensive management
  • Degradation, unfortunately common to the worlds
    reefs
  • Return to Caribbean-Atlantic
  • S. Florida easily accessible, international
    destination

6
Ecumenical Encompassing Science Program
  • Question-driven Themes around provocative
    question-based topics (organized as
    mini-symposia)
  • Central theme, REEFS FOR THE FUTURE The past has
    shaped the present
  • What is happening NOW contributes to the future
    of coral reefs
  • Global not parochial

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11th ICRS Programmatic Technological Features
  • 11th ICRS will learn from 10th through Feedback
    Commentary
  • Socialization Networking (Symposium fr. Gr.
    symposion a drinking together)
  • Broad representation participation
  • Concerted efforts for Visa facilitation
  • Media Facilitation
  • Support for students developing countries
  • Website
  • Timely Proceedings

8
Spectacular Array of Reasonably Priced Diverse
Field Trips
  • Barrier Reefs
  • Bank
  • Atolls
  • Fringing
  • Patch
  • living fossil reefs
  • Models for Sustainable Management and
    Conservation
  • Excellent diving facilities throughout

9
Ft. Lauderdale Fl Gateway to reefs of Atlantic,
Gulf, Caribbean, W Pacific
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Venue Ft.Lauderdale Florida
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Venue Attributes
  • 3 Major International Airports
  • Proximity to Coral Reefs Diving
  • 400 km Florida Reef Track,
  • Gateway to Atlantic, Gulf,
  • Caribbean
  • Convention Center
  • Halls rooms for Plenaries,
  • Posters, Exhibits, Food, Mini-Symposia,
    meetings
  • Accommodations
  • Hotels Hostels, Web based reservations,
    credit card use, Wide range of prices

12
11th International Coral Reef Symposium 2008
REEFS FOR THE FUTURE
  • Exciting and relevant Science Program
  • Timely Proceedings
  • Spectacular array of reasonably priced field
    trips, local and regional
  • Outstanding venue, hotels, special events
  • Press facilitation 
  • Partners at all levels to promote wide
    participation
  • Global focus in a regional location Atlantic
    Caribbean
  • Scholarships
  • Sponsorships, Vendor Opportunities -

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Local Organizing CommitteeHost Country
Endorsement Committee

ILOC Dr. Richard Dodge, NCRI Dr. John Ogden,
FIO Dr. Robert van Woesik, FIT Dr. Robert
Ginsburg, UM RSMAS Dr. Peter Glynn, UM RSMAS Mr.
Billy Causey, FKNMS NOAA Dr. John McManus,
NCORE Dr. Bernhard Riegl, NCRI Dr. Steven Miller,
NURC Dr. Peter Swart, UM RSMAS Dr. Jim Porter,
UGA Dr. Ruth Kelty, NOS NOAA Dr. Frank
Muller-Karger, USF

HCEC Mr. Roger B. Griffis, NOAA Mr. Randal
Bowman, DOI Dr. Arthur E. Paterson, NOAA Ms.
Colleen M. Castille, Sec., Fla DEP Mr. Robert
Ballard, Dep. Sec., Fla DEP
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WELCOMETO FORT LAUDERDALE11th International
Coral Reef Symposium REEFS FOR THE
FUTUREFlorida 2008
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