5th International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals 2012 Statoil November 2010 First circular and website March 2011 Second circular and update May 2011 Keynote and Invited speakers selected (website) September 15, 2011 Opening early registration (reduced fees) and submission of abstracts November 30, 2011 Deadline early registration and submission of abstracts December 30, 2011 Deadline extended early registration and submission of abstracts January 2012 Notification of abstract approval and acceptance March 1, 2012 Deadline late registration and final payment March 2012 Final circular April 1-7, 2012 5th International Symposium Deep Sea Corals, workshops and exhibits April 1, 2012 Workshop ‘Identification of deep-sea corals from imagery data’  Convened by Jaime Davies, Inge van den Beld, (Ifremer) April 2, 2012 Opening, Scientific sessions Icebreaker Party April 3, 2012 Scientific session Poster session, demo, exhibit(s) April 4, 2012 Scientific session Excursion(s) (Afternoon only) April 5, 2012 Scientific session Poster session, demo, exhibit(s) Conference dinner (evening) April 6, 2012 Scientific session June 15, 2012 Deadline for submission title and abstract of manuscript for Special Issue of Conference Proceedings September 30, 2012 Deadline for submission of manuscripts for Special Volume of Conference Proceedings January 2014 Publication of proceedings ISDSC5 in Deep Sea Research Part II: “Biology and Geology of Deep-Sea Coral Ecosystems: Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Deep Sea Corals” 1-6 April 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Image in the right top corner: USGS DISCOVRE 2008