Global Coral Reef Week is a virtual event where you can watch over 100 recorded talks by coral reef scientists and practitioners around the world. We love the idea of virtual conferences, especially for marine science as they provide opportunities to share and explore new ideas without traveling long distances.
The Global Coral Reef Week conference is broken down into two parts. Watch more than 85 pre-recorded videos on the Global Coral Reef Week YouTube channel whenever it fits your schedule. During the 2-week conference window, participants are asked to actively respond to questions from conference participants in their YouTube video comments section.
During the second week of the event (July 6th to July 10th), there will be live content offered daily. Including a session on July 7th to learn about the technological advances in reef studies, and July 10th to hear about the mesoamerican reef.
Throughout these 5 plenary talk sessions and can get to know 3 different coral reef ecosystems and research/management groups through the talk sessions. You can check out the program page to register for live events.
You will need to register for each virtual talk session you want to attend.
Virtual talk sessions will also be added to the Global Coral Reef Week YouTube channel after the live event. This will make them available in other time zones and for people who have other commitments during the live events.
Global Coral Reef Week is a new initiative by Chelsie Counsell, Franziska Elmer, and Judy Lang, who wanted to create a coral reef conference for which participants do not need to fly. Our planned in-person events are cancelled due to COVID-19, however, this year’s virtual content is even stronger than initially planned.