The Ninth International Coral Reef Symposium had been successfully held in the Bali Convention Center, Bali, Indonesia, during 23-27 October 2000. Notwithstanding the political instability and internal conflict that had been plaguing Indonesia since the past several years, the symposium seemed not to lose its charm. This was apparent from the markedly high number of registrants, which was noted to reach 1500 persons coming from 74 countries in the world. Featuring the theme, “World Coral Reefs in the New Millenium: Bridging Research and Management for Sustainable Development” – a total of 1048 scientific papers were presented in groups of 58 mini-symposia, while around 353 posters were displayed throughout the 4 days of the symposium.
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The previous symposium, the Tenth International Coral Reef Symposium had also been successfully implemented in the Okinawa Convention Center, Okinawa, Japan, from June 28 to July 2, 2004. For this symposium, the theme selected was “Stability and Degradation of Coral Reef Ecosystem.” This scientific program included 5 keynote lectures, 58 mini-symposia, 770 oral and 611 poster presentations, and 12 satellite meetings. There were scientific excursion, accompanying person’s program and field trips organized, and also 35 years’ memories of ICRS presented by P. M. Glynn and M. Pichon.
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