The International Coral Reef Society (ICRS; previously the International Society for Reef Studies) is an international, not-for profit, scientific society dedicated to the conservation of coral reefs through science and understanding. Founded in 1980, the primary objective of ICRS is the improvement of scientific knowledge and understanding of coral reefs, both living and fossil Studies of coral reefs help us to understand the past, present, and future of the earth, people and life. The Proceedings of the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from 19th -24th June, 2016, have been published in digital format and are available for download as individual sections and papers from this page (see below). 1105 Wooded Acres Dr, Suite 260 | Waco, TX 76710 USA Phone: +1 254-776-3550 | Customer Service Membership of ISRS is open to anyone interested in any aspect of coral reefs. We believe that through innovation, open access to data and education, and a collaborative, coordinated approach, we can provide goal setting and supporting resources to restore coral reefs in an ecologically meaningful manner to help ensure their sustainability for future generations. The Japanese Coral Reef Society in collaboration with the International Society for Reef Studies organized it. The Japanese Coral Reef Society (JCRS) is a multi-disciplinary community of diverse people who are attracted by a variety of functions of coral reefs. The Coral Restoration Consortium is driven by action and results. We are a group of enthusiastic reef science students, diverse in both nationality and research topics. The International Coral Reef Society (formerly International Society for Reef Studies) is the leading international association for coral reefs scientists and managers. While the societyâs membership consists principally of researchers, managers and students interested in the science of coral reefs and associated ecosystems, others with an interest in, or concern for, reefs of any type are most welcome. We Are: 827 members from 67 countries representing a broad spectrum of coral reef researchers, educators, managers, students, communicators, and citizens. 1105 Wooded Acres Dr, Suite 260 | Waco, TX 76710 USA Phone: +1 254-776-3550 | Customer Service linktr.ee/icrs.students 1105 Wooded Acres Dr, Suite 260 | Waco, TX 76710 USA Phone: +1 254-776-3550 | Customer Service The symposium of the International Coral Reef Society, founded in 1980, is the most important international congress on coral reef research. For the first time in its history, it is being held in Europe, at the Bremen Exhibition Centre. ICRS promotes the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge to secure coral reefs for future generations. Coral Reef Studies - Students â¢ This account is run by the International Coral Reef Society Student Chapter to promote studentsâ curiosity and exploration in the field and lab. Our mission is to promote the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge to secure coral reefs for future generations. The Society wishes to express its gratitude to the sponsors who made the conference possible. The ICRS Student Committee (now Chapter) was created in mid 2017 aiming to enhance career skills and to promote the research conducted by students worldwide. The Tenth International Coral Reef Symposium had been successfully implemented in the Okinawa Convention Center, Okinawa, Japan, from June28 to July 2, 2004. About ICRS Membership Membership Benefits.