The 7th International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals is the premier meeting for scientists, explorers, managers, policymakers, industry specialists and students to exchange ideas and share knowledge of deep-sea and cold-water corals and their ecosystems. Topics of this meeting will include biodiversity, ecology, evolution, environment, climate, fisheries, sponges, associated fauna, mesophotic ecosystems, anthropogenic impacts, technology, and conservation.
This will be the 7th edition of the symposium, which has been running every 2-4 years since 2000. This will be the first time it will take place in Latin America, and the second time in the southern hemisphere. This will also be the first time that the symposium is organized with support from the Deep-Sea Biology Society.