International Society of Reef Studies (ISRS)
- Founded in 1980, ISRS is the largest society of reef scientists in the world, with over 800 members.
- The principal objective of ISRS is to promote the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge and understanding of
coral reefs, both living and fossil, for public benefit.
- The ISRS publishes Briefing Papers and Statements about the state of coral reefs for the benefit of the wider community.
- ISRS produces and distributes the quarterly scientific journal Coral Reefs containing peer-reviewed scholarly works on the
geology, biology, ecology, and environmental issues regarding the world’s coral reefs.
- ISRS holds annual meetings, sponsors biannual conferences, prints and distributes the newsletter Reef Encounter, and supports
students through fellowships.
- ISRS sanctions the world’s major coral reef science meeting, the International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS), held every 4
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