5th International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals 2012 Statoil Organizing Committee Prof. Dr. Tjeerd Van Weering (Royal NIOZ and Free University of Amsterdam) Dr. Furu Mienis (MARUM & Royal NIOZ, University of Bremen) Ms. Ingrid de Raad (Royal NIOZ & IMARES) - [Secretariat] Mr. Jan Nieuwenhuis (Royal NIOZ - Data Management Group) - [Website] Ms. Nienke Bloksma (Royal NIOZ) - [Public Outreach & PR] Scientific Committee (in alphabetic order) Dr. Pal Buhl-Mortensen (IMR, Bergen, Norway) Biology/Ecosystems Dr. Stephen Cairns (Smithsonian, USA) Taxonomy, Zoogeography Dr. Norbert Frank (LSCE, France) Paleoceanography/New proxies/Geochemistry Prof. Dr. Andre Freiwald (Senckenberg M, Germany) Geobiology Dr. Anthony Grehan (NUI, Ireland) Coral Fish/Policy/Management/Conservation Dr. John Guinotte (MCBI, USA) Ocean Acidification/Biogeography Prof. Dr. Dierk Hebbeln (MARUM, Germany) Hydrodynamics/Paleoceanography Prof. Dr.Martin Hovland (Statoil, Norway) Ecology  Geology Dr. Veerle Huvenne (NOCS, UK) Habitat mapping/Geology Dr. Akihiro Kano (Kyushu University, Japan) Geology Dr. Marc Lavaleye (NIOZ, the Netherlands) Biology/Ecosystems Dr. Alberto Lindner (UFSC, Brazil) Genetics/Reproduction Dr. Murray Roberts (Herriot Watt University, UK) Ecosystems/Habitat Mapping Dr. Laura Robinson (WHOI, USA) Geochemistry Prof. Dr. Steve Ross (UNC-W, USA) Fish ecology/Benthics Dr. Andres Rüggeberg (Univ. Gent, Belgium) Geochemistry/geology Dr. Karline Soetaert (NIOO-CEME) Modelling Prof. Dr. Rudy Swennen (KU Leuven, Belgium) Geochemistry/Diagenesis Dr. Marco Taviani (ISMAR, Bologna, Italy) Biogeography Ms. Di Tracey (NIWA, Wellington, New Zealand) Marine Biology Dr. Rhian Waller (Darling Marine Center, USA) Reproductive Ecology/Genetics Advisory Board The Advisory board is formed by the Scientific Committee members of ISDSC 4, Wellington 2008 1-6 April 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Image in the right top corner: USGS DISCOVRE 2008