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Conference/Symposium

The Japanese Coral Reef Society 10th Annual Conference


 The Japanese Coral Reef Society 10th Annual Conference and Public Symposium will be held November 23rd-November 25th at the University of the Ryukyus (Nishihara, Okinawa). We look forward to your participation.

10th Annual JCRS Conference Organizing Committee

Organizing Chair: James Davis Reimer (Department of Chemistry, Biology and Marine Biology, Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus)
       TEL: 098-895-8542 e-mail: jreimer@sci.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

Organizing Vice-chairs: Naoko Isomura and Saki Harii (21st Century COE Program Researchers, Graduate School of the University of the Ryukyus)

Schedule


◁E/span>November 22nd (Thursday)
JCRS Committee Meetings
◁E/span>November 23rd (Friday) Conference Day 1
8:30- Registration opens, oral presentation data upload and check
8:50- Conference opening remarks
9:00-12:00 Oral presentations (15 minutes each including questions)
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-14:45 Poster presentations
15:00-18:15 Oral presentations (15 minutes each including questions)
◁E/span>November 24th (Saturday) Conference Day 2
8:30- Registration opens, oral presentation data upload and check
9:00-12:15 Oral presentations (15 minutes each including questions)
12:15-13:15 Lunch break
13:15-16:30 Oral presentations (15 minutes each including questions)
16:45-18:45 General meeting including presentation of the Kawaguchi Award, conference awards
19:00- Reception and presentation of poster awards
◁E/span>November 25th (Sunday) Conference Day 3
9:00-12:00 Conservation Committee meeting (Culture Resort Festone)
10:00-12:00 Safety Committee meeting (Room 102, Faculty of Science Combined Research Building, University of the Ryukyus)
13:15-17:00 Public Symposium

Event locations


◁E/span>Conference: Conference Hall, Senbaru Campus, University of the Ryukyus

◁E/span>Reception: University Co-op, Senbaru Campus, University of the Ryukyus

◁E/span>Public Symposium: Meeting Room B1, Okinawa Convention Center, Ginowan City


For information of transit to and from event locations, please refer to the JCRS 10th Annual Conference homepage.

 URL: http://wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/jcrs/

Box lunches

As November 23rd (Friday) is a public holiday, the University Co-op and Cafeteria will not be open. If you wish to order a box lunch, please e-mail the Conference Office care of:

Naoko Isomura (h066121@sci.u-ryukyu.ac.jp)

The deadline for ordering box lunches is November 16th (Friday), 2007. Money for box lunches will be collected on November 23rd before being handed out. Please take care to bring the correct amount of money to pay for your box lunches.

Safety Committee meeting information


◁E/span>Time: November 25th (Sunday), 10:00-12:00
◁E/span>Location: Room 102, Faculty of Science Combined Research Building, University of
the Ryukyus
◁E/span>Organizer: Dr. Kaoru Sugihara (Fukuoka University), Yukio Murata (Okinawa
Diving Safety Committee)
◁E/span>Purpose: How to protect against accidents occurring while diving for research or work
Content:
Part 1: The dangers of diving and the necessity of training.
Part 2: Emergency first aid (including CPR) explanation and practice

Public Symposium


The past and future of the JCRS  Ea commemorative symposium in honor of the 10th Annual Conference
●Location: Meeting Room B1, Okinawa Convention Center, Ginowan City
●Date and Time: 13:15-17:00, November 25th (Sunday), 2007

13:15-14:50: Part 1: The past and future of coral reef research in Japan.
Chair: Prof. Moritaka Nishihira (JCRS President・Director of the Meio University Combined Research Center・Professor)
13:15-13:20 Opening Remarks: Dr. Moritaka Nishihira
13:20-13:50 Prof. Kiyoshi Yamazato (Professor Emeritus, The University of the Ryukyus)
13:50-14:20 Prof. Kenji Konishi (Professor Emeritus, Kanazawa University)
14:20-14:50 Prof. Masashi Chikamori (Professor Emeritus, Keio University)

15:00-17:00 Part 2: The past and future of the Japanese Coral Reef Society
Chair: Prof. Makoto Tsuchiya (Professor, University of the Ryukyus)
15:00-15:10 Opening Remarks: Prof. Makoto Tsuchiya
15:10-15:30 Dr. Hajime Kayanne (Associate Professor, Tokyo University)
15:30-15:50Dr. Hiroya Yamano (Chief Researcher, National Institute for Environmental Studies)
15:50-16:10Mr. Yoshikatsu Nakano (Sesoko Research Station, Tropical Biology Research Center).
16:10-16:30 Dr. Makoto Omori (Director, Akajima Marine Science Laboratory).
16:30-17:00 Prof. Kazuo Nadaoka (Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology).