The International Coral Reef Symposium is the leading global conference on coral reef science, management and conservation, granted every 4 years by the International Coral Reef Society (ICRS). For the first time in its history the ICRS is being held in Europe. The University of Bremen is proud to be the organizer of the 15th ICRS 2022 IN-PERSON in Bremen at MESSE BREMEN after the 14. ICRS was converted into a virtual event in 2021. During ICRS 2022, one of the goals of the congress will be to present the latest scientific findings and concepts and to make them known to the public and politicians. Up to 2,500 participants from over 90 countries are expected.