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36th ICRI
General Meeting

The 36th ICRI General Meeting will be held virtually on the 13th & 15th December 2021

General information

In light of the current global situation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the ICRI Secretariat will organise a virtual General Meeting on the 13th and 15th December 2021. The 2 following sessions will be held:

  • Monday, 13th December, 2021 – Opening and welcome from the USA, ICRI business (membership requests, ICRI governance), and a session on the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN)
  • Wednesday, 15th December, 2021 – Report from the ICRI ad hoc committees, and upcoming events

The sessions will start at 16:00 PM Washington DC (EST: UTC -5) and expect to last for 2.5 hours. They will be recorded.

Key Dates
  • Monday 6th December, 2021 –Agenda and documents now available
  • Monday 13th December, 2021 – General Meeting Day 1
  • Wednesday 15th December 2021 – General Meeting Day 2

Simultaneous translation in French, English and Spanish will be available.


Should you have any questions or need more information, do not hesitate to contact Francis Staub

Draft Agenda

Day 1 – Monday, 13th December (16:00 PM EST: UTC -5)
Housekeeping (including Presentation of the format of the event)
Welcome from the United States of America

Monica Medina, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment and Science, USA

New Member Presentations

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia [Download Expression of Interest PDF]
Mohammed Ali Qurban, CEO National Center for Wildlife

Commonwealth Secretariat [Download Expression of Interest PDF]
Nick Hardman-Mountford, Head of Oceans and Natural Resources, Commonwealth Secretariat 

Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute [Download Expression of Interest PDF]
Robert Glazer, GCFI

Presentation of the Plan of Action 2021

Christine Dawson, Department of State, USA
Jennifer Koss, NOAA

Question and Discussion


The Global Coral Reef Monitoring network (GCRMN)

Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network
David Souter, Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)

Status and Trends of East Asian Coral Reefs
Yohei Mori, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

GCRMN Monitoring Analysis at the National Level
Serge Planes, Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l’Environment 

WRI GCRMN Regional Dashboard & Social and Economic Vulnerability to Coral Reef Degradation and Loss
Lauretta Burke, World Resource Institute (WRI)

Day 1 closing remarks

Christine Dawson, Department of State, USA

Day 2 –Wednesday, 15th December (16:00 PM EST: UTC -5)
Presentations on the future of the ad-hoc committees 

Post-2020 Coral Reef Recommendation
Emily Corcoran, ICRI Consultant

Ian McLeod, James Cook University / Australian Institute of Marine Science
Margaux Hein, ICRI Consultant

Resilience-based Management
Katherine Martin, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA)

Discussion of the Plan of Action (members open floor)


New Initiatives and the Role of ICRI

The Coral Research & Development Accelerator Platform (CORDAP)
Jennifer Koss, NOAA

The Global Fund for Coral Reefs (GFCR)
Yabanex Batista, GFCR

Upcoming Events

Our Ocean Conference, Palau

UN Ocean Conference 2022
Madushree Chatterjee, Natural Resources & Interlinkages Branch, Division for Sustainable Development Goals, Department of Economic and Social Affairs

15th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS)
Andrea Grottoli, ICRS

World Wetlands Day, 02 February 2022
Jerker Tamelander, Ramsar

Reef Futures
Tali Vardi, NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program

Next Steps for the Secretariat

Christine Dawson, Department of State, USA

Questions and Discussion
Day 2 closing remarks

Christine Dawson, Department of State, USA

This page will be updated following the conclusion of the General meeting

Recording Day 1

Recording Day 2

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