2019 Coral Reef Futures Symposium and Public Forum

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Australian National Maritime Museum

2 Murray St

Sydney, NSW

Australia

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The Coral Reef Futures symposium of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies will be held at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th October 2019.

Research on the multi-year global coral bleaching event in 2015-2017 has brought the impact of climate change on coral reefs to the forefront of the public consciousness. At a global scale, the frequency of global mass bleaching of corals due to anthropogenic climate change has increased nearly five-fold since 1980. On the Great Barrier Reef, back to back mass bleaching in 2016 and 2017 has transformed the Great Barrier Reef, killing approximately half the region’s shallow-water live coral, triggering a shift in the composition of survivors.

The decline of reef-building corals has profound consequences for the rest of the reef ecosystem, reducing biodiversity and affecting many non-coral species such as commercially important fishes. The need for coral reef research to understand these changes has never been greater.

The objective of our research is to inform and support reef governance and management to navigate the transition to new ecosystems that will maintain biodiversity, biological functions and support human well-being.

Coral Reef Futures Symposium 2019

A 2-day symposium will be held on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th October, with more than 30 presentations by leading scientists. The symposium is aimed at a general audience of scientists in related fields, natural resource managers, conservationists and policy makers. The symposium will be held at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney. Standard registration is $250.00, student registration $100 all inclusive.

Public Forum "What every Australian should know about climate change"

A Public Forum is scheduled for 6.00pm (refreshments from 5.30pm) on Wednesday, 23rd October. This event is intended for everyone: the general public, teachers and school children (10+) as well as scientists, resource managers and policy-makers. This is a free event, please register to attend.

Location

Australian National Maritime Museum

2 Murray St

Sydney, NSW

Australia

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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