Coral Identification Workshops at Lizard Island
Two very special coral identification workshops are scheduled to run in conjunction with the 2012 International Coral Reef Symposium. They’re special because they are to be held at the Lizard Island Research Station in the far northern section of the Great Barrier Reef – about 270km north of Cairns.
Lizard Island is a remarkable place for several reasons. It is a large continental island on the mid shelf with a lagoon, fringing reefs and is only a few kilometres from the outer Greater Barrier Reef.
Lizard is also remarkable because much of it has been protected as Marine Park Green Zone for decades and because the Australian Museum’s Lizard Island Research Station (LIRS) has been supporting fundamental field research during this time. Indeed Lizard Island is one of the best conserved and understood reef systems in the world. Best of all LIRS provides excellent cost effective facilities for accessing a treasure trove of marine and terrestrial habitats.
So it is with great pleasure that the Coral Identification Capacity Building Program (CICBP) is collaborating with LIRS to deliver two pre-conference coral identification workshops. Scheduled June 30 – July 4, and, July 4 – July 8, 2012. You can find all the registration details here.
The conference is being held in Cairns immediately after the second workshop (ICRS 2012 is Monday 9 July to Friday 13 July 2012 in Cairns). It is rare to be able to access such a wonderful location – these workshops will be popular so book now!