The Japanese Coral Reef Society 12th Annual Conference

The 12th Annual Japan Coral Reef Conference (JCRS12) will be held November 27-29, 2009 at Community Center of Motobu, Okinawa. Please participate in this meeting and join in the fun!

12th Annual Conference Call for Participants and Papers

JCRS12 Organizing Chairperson
Kazuhiko Sakai
Sesoko Station
Tropical Biosphere Research Center
University of the Ryukyus
3422 Sesoko, Motobu-cho, Okinawa 905-0227, Japan

Schedule and Event locations

November 27 (Friday) to November 29 (Sunday), 2009
Motobu Community Center Hall, Okinawa

Participation registration

Please send all necessary registration details to Kazuhiko Sakai by September 25, 2009. Details may be sent by e-mail or by post (must arrive by the deadline).
Please label the subject of the e-mail as "JCRS12 registration"

Necessary information

Participant's full name, affiliation (if a student please indicate this), contact address (work or home), e-mail address, fax number and phone number.
Presentation (Y/N)?, Reception party participation (Y/N)?
To be registered as a presenter, the presentor or co-presenter should be a member of JCRS.

Participation fees and Method of payment

Please pay the registration fees either by post office money transfer (by October 23, 2009) or on the first day of JCRS12. In the case of money transfer please also pay all associated bank service charges.



Payment before October 23, 2009

Payment at JCRS12





Registration fee

JCRS member

5000 yen





7000 yen




Reception party fee

4500 yen





Post Office Account Number: 01730-8-121488
Account Name: Japan Coral Reef Society 12th Annual Conference ({TSʊw12)
Necessary information: Name, Affiliation, Adult/Student?, Participation in reception party (Y/N)?
Several people may submit information at the same time, please inform us of this when doing so.
All JCRS members can participate in JCRS12 for a reduced fee (see above). To join the JCRS, please contact the JCRS General Office and pay the JCRS Member's fee by money transfer.


September 25 (Friday)
Deadline for 1) registration of participants and 2) registration of presentations
(either by e-mail or by post)

October 16 (Friday)
Deadline for submission of abstracts
(sent either by e-mail with pdf attachment or by post)

November 27 (Friday)
a.m. Registration booth open, Oral presentations
p.m. Oral presentations, Poster presentaions
@@@mini-workshop "New development in Coral reef studies"

November 28 (Saturday)
a.m. Oral presentations, poster presentations
p.m. Symposium 1 "Effect of Increased CO2 on Coral Reef Organisms"
@@@General meeting, Reception party

November 29 (Sunday)
a.m. Oral presentaions
p.m. Symposium 2 "Current State and Future Challenges in Coral Biology: Legacy of the Late Prof. Yamazato "
Details of the symposia etc. will be announced to the JCRS mailing list and on the JCRS homepage later.

Abstract submission

Please submit abstracts by October 16, 2009 to Kazuhiko Sakai by e-mail ( with PDF attachment or by post (
must arrive by the deadline).
To be registered as a presenter, the presentor or co-presenter should be a member of JCRS.

Abstract guidelines:
Please follow the layout guidelines below.

Paper size: A4 (1 sheet), top and bottom margins 3cm, left and right margins 2.5cm.
Title: Arial font, 14 pt, centered
Second line: Researcher names, Times New Roman font, 12 pt, centered. Please indicate presenter with an open circle ()
Third line: Affiliations, Times New Roman, 10 pt, centered.
From fourth line: Abstract, Times New Roman, 12 pt, left-justified
Last line: Keywords, Times New Roman, 12 pt, centered.
Other details: Maps and figures may be included with abstracts.

Information for sending abstracts by e-mail
Please indicate in the e-mail whether the attached abstract PDF file was made by Windows or Macintosh computer (i.e. "JCRS 12 abstract win" or "JCRS 12 abstract mac". Please ensure that any unusual fonts or symbols used can be properly read in the PDF file format before sending files.