Welcome to the 25th CERF Biennial Conference!

Where we will help prepare you to be "Responsive | Relevant | Ready"

With this year's conference theme, we endeavor to connect science and society in the collective goals of preserving the coastal and estuarine habitats, resources, and heritage. Through the conference, we will discuss the nature of research agendas that are directed at finding and solving problems, and how to engage stakeholders in that process. Our goal is to balance a natural and social scientific agenda with the food, music, and art emblematic of the Gulf Coast. In keeping with tradition, we hope to create a seriously fun and memorable 25th Biennial CERF Conference.


Submit an Abstract to Present at CERF 2019

Abstracts Due by 1 May, 2019

The CERF 2019 Scientific Program Committee (SPC) invites you to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation for CERF 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. Abstracts related to our conference theme of "Responsive | Relevant | Ready" are greatly encouraged.

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CERF 2019 Mentorship Program

The CERF 2019 organizing committee is offering the Meeting Mentoring Program at the conference. The program will match up mentors—senior graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and venerable clams (long-time ERF-CERF members) with mentees—students, early career professionals, first-time CERF attendees and international attendees. Mentor/Mentee sign-ups will be available soon.

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Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities

The CERF Biennial Conference attracts a highly educated crowd. These attendees are often recognized as community leaders and have significant influence and purchasing power in a variety of niche markets. Your sponsorship message will reach this active and engaged audience, as well as those ranging from students and researches to federal and state agents!

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