CERF 2019 Late-Breaking Call for Poster Abstracts

Late-Breaking Call for Poster Abstracts: 5-16 August 2019

Presenter Confirmation/Registration Deadline: 3 September 2019

Advance Registration Deadline: 6 October 2019

Abstract Submission Will Be Closed On 
16 August 2019 at 11:59 PM PDT (17 August 2019, 6:59 AM GMT)

Submit An Abstract

The CERF 2019 Scientific Program Committee (SPC) invites you to submit an abstract for a poster presentation for CERF 2019 during our “late-breaking” poster submission period from 5-16 August 2019. The Federation is committed to bringing scientists and students from around the world together to exchange information and ideas about the science and management of coastal ecosystems. Our Federation conferences provide outstanding opportunities for professionals at all stages in their career for continuing education and development.

Please consider submitting an abstract that examines new findings within CERF’s traditional scientific, education, and management disciplines and encourages interaction among coastal and estuarine scientists and environmental management professionals.

Posters are an essential part of the scientific program. While most poster sessions will be closely linked to oral sessions, a limited number may be organized as a stand-alone session at the discretion of the session chair. Our goal is to provide high-quality poster sessions that are equal to oral sessions in their ability to provide exposure, participation, and feedback.

The SPC also encourages abstracts that promote intellectually stimulating discussions related to our theme, including:

  • Enhancing scientific relevance by integrating across disciplines
  • Extracting new information from existing data
  • Managing working coastlines and their multiple uses/resources across the natural and sociological continuum
  • Readiness through communication and management of threats
  • Responding to global climate change
  • Cultural heritage and coastal humanities
  • Diverse audiences

A list of CERF 2019 special and general sessions is available at https://cerf.confex.com/cerf/2019/webprogrampreliminary/start.html.

Guidelines and Instructions on How to Submit an Abstract

Abstract Submission opens on 5 August 2019. The abstract submission deadline is 16 August 2019 at 11:59 PM PDT (17 August 2019, 6:59 AM GMT).

The abstract submittal portal can be accessed here. All abstracts must be received by the closing date noted above. Any abstracts received after the deadline may not be eligible for inclusion in the conference program.

Each submitter will be prompted to select a first choice and second choice session for their submission.

Guidelines: Please review the following guidelines and tips before submitting your abstract. If the guidelines are not followed, your abstract will not be accepted.

  1. SESSION: Choose your first and second choice of sessions (see https://cerf.confex.com/cerf/2019/webprogrampreliminary/start.html to search sessions).
  2. TITLE: There is a limit of 15 words for the title. The title should be entered in sentence case (i.e., only the first word and proper nouns are capitalized).
  3. STUDENT AWARDS: If you are a student, you can choose to have your poster judged for the Student Awards.
  4. RELEASE OF ABSTRACT: You must agree to the publication of your abstract in conference-related materials and on the website where it will be publicly available.
  5. AUTHOR INFORMATION: Enter authors in the order they should appear in the abstract. Provide institutional affiliations and contact information. There is a 12 author limit per abstract.
  6. KEYWORDS: Select up to five key words for your submission.
  7. ABSTRACT: All abstracts must be in English and metric units are preferred. There is a limit of 2,000 characters for the text of your abstract. The character count includes spaces.
  8. ABSTRACT FEE: Abstracts will not be accepted into the scientific program without payment. The CERF 2019 fee is $70 USD. Secure online payment is available at the end of the submission process. Please note that abstract fees are non-refundable.

One abstract submittal per person.

Please note that the Federation has a one presentation per person policy. This means that each participant is permitted to be the lead author or presenter on only one poster OR oral presentation. You may be a co-author on other presentations.  Presenters who submitted an abstract as lead author or presenter during the regular call for abstracts may not submit an additional presentation during this call.

Education Sessions

We encourage abstracts to the four dedicated education/outreach sessions at CERF 2019:

  • Artistic Pathways to Scientific Understanding
  • Education Partnerships in Coastal and Marine Science
  • Education: Creative Teaching to Improve Success for Marine-Focused Undergraduate Students
  • Outreach and Engagement of our Estuaries, Coasts, and Oceans

Cultural Heritage and Coastal Humanities (CH/CH) Themed Posters

We encourage abstracts that highlight the connection between applied science and cultural stewardship. The human dimensions of risk and change associated with coastal communities' heritage and economies are dependent upon science-based management. These posters will be distributed across the sessions. Choose the one that best fits your work. See the Cultural Heritage and Coastal Humanities Page for further details (https://www.cerf.science/cultural-heritage-and-coastal-humanities).

Presenter Confirmation/Cancellation Policy

The presenting author of accepted abstracts must confirm their participation by registering for the conference by 3 September 2019. For details, please see the Conference Presenter Cancellation policy (https://www.cerf.science/cerf-2019-policies).

Abstract Submission Will Be Closed On
16 August 2019 at 11:59 PM PDT (17 August 2019, 6:59 AM GMT)

Submit an Abstract


Technical questions or concerns should be directed to Confex at [email protected].  Questions or concerns related to the scientific program should be directed to CERF at [email protected].  Your inquiries will be sent to the proper person for response.

Conference Co-Chairs

Leila Hamdan, Univ. of Southern Mississippi, School of Ocean Science & Engineering, [email protected]  

David Yoskowitz, Harte Research Inst., Texas A&M Univ. Corpus Christi, [email protected]

Scientific Program Co-Chairs

James Hagy, US Environmental Protection Agency, [email protected]

Sharon Herzka, CICESE, [email protected]

Jennifer Pollack, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, [email protected]