Find the livestream of the Science-to-Policy Dialogue here

Please bring your own water bottle to use provided water dispensers in the venue. In line with our Green Strategy we want to avoid producing unnecessary waste.

The Conference App is now online!

The preliminary book of abstracts for ICRS 2022 is now available for download.

Please find information regarding COVID-19 here.

The preliminary scientific program for ICRS 2022 is now available for download.

Welcome & Invitation

Dear coral reef community and interested visitors

After having succesfully completed the 14th ICRS 2021 Virtual, we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 15th ICRS as in-person event in summer 2022 from 3 - 8 July in Bremen, Germany. This meeting will include Plenary Talks, a Science-to-Policy Dialogue Event, Social Tours, Science Tours and Workshops as well as in-person oral and poster presentation opportunities.

The 15th International Coral Reef Symposium is the primary international conference on coral reef science, conservation and management, bringing together leading scientists, early career researchers, conservationists, ocean experts, policy makers, managers and the public. The symposium will be the key event to develop science-based solutions addressing the present and future challenges of coral reefs, which are globally exposed to unprecedented anthropogenic pressures. The event will present the latest scientific findings and ideas, provide a platform to build the essential bridges between coral reef science, conservation, politics, management and the public, and will promote public and political outreach. 

The University of Bremen and the Bremen Covention Bureau (WFB) that together organize the 15th ICRS welcome you all to join these unique global events.

We hope that you will plan on attending the in-person 15th ICRS 2022 next summer.















Key Dates



Final Registration Deadline

for non-presenting participants



ICRS 2022 Commences

The 15th International Coral Reef Symposium opens its doors

Endorsed UN Ocean Decade Activity

The ICRS 2022 with all its events is now part of the UN OCEAN DECADE ACTIVITIES. More infos about the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development?
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Conference proceedings of ICRS 2021 VIRTUAL and ICRS 2022 IN-PERSON

The new Open Access international journal OCEANS will publish as conference proceedings two Special Issues related to ICRS 2021 VIRTUAL and ICRS 2022 IN-PERSON. Registered participants of both ICRS events with accepted abstracts can submit related papers.


ECO Magazine - Special Issue

The ECO Magazine Special Issue on Coral Reefs in partnership with the 14th ICRS 2021 VIRTUAL is now available online. 

It includes many amazing stories from various fields of coral reef science, conservation and management.

Read on at ECO Magazine HERE

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To always stay in the loop for all 15th ICRS 2022 related news, upcoming events and opportunities, make sure to follow the 15th ICRS 2022 on social media.