CERF 2019 Conference

CERF 2019 Conference Updates

See below for the most recent updates for our 25th Biennial Conference:

 

 

CERF 2019 Registration FAQ

Do I have to be a CERF member to register/attend?

No, you don't have to be a member; however, CERF members receive a discounted registration rate which more than covers the cost of membership. Plus you get a full year of CERF membership benefits! You can join or renew your membership at the same time as your registration all in one form.

What's Included in Registration?

Conference registration includes access to all scientific programs, including:

  • Keynote address
  • Plenary sessions
  • Concurrent oral sessions
  • Poster sessions
  • President's Opening Reception
  • Happy Hours
  • Closing Night Party
  • Daily coffee and snack breaks
  • Heavy appetizers served at the Opening Reception
  • Other conference activities that do not require separate tickets
  • Students and early career professionals have access to the Student and Early Career Networking Dinner

Can I register multiple attendees at one time?

No. All members have personal user IDs and passwords so they must log in and register separately to get the member rate, and non-members are also identified by individual emails and must register separately. If you have information to register for multiple people, please make sure to log out and log back in as another user after each registration, otherwise you will overwrite the prior registration.

Can I pay for my main registration fee separately from the cost to attend field trips and/or the social event?

Yes! If your institution or agency will only cover part of your conference registration fee, you can provide two separate payment methods. Here's how:

  1. Sign up for all of your preferred events during registration.
  2. Select to pay by invoice at the end of your registration. You will receive an itemized invoice listing all fees.
  3. Multiple checks can be mailed to pay one invoice or multiple credit card payments can be accepted by contacting the CERF office at (206) 209-5262 between the hours of 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM PT.

Can I bring a guest to the evening receptions (Opening Reception, Poster Session/Happy Hours, Closing Night Party, Field Trips, etc.)

Yes, attendees may purchase guest tickets for the evening receptions and field trips.

My company cannot pay for my registration until next quarter/fiscal year. Can I register now to ensure my space and pay later?

If you cannot pay for your registration now, you can select, "Invoice Me" on the payment page. Our registration system will send you auto reminders about your open invoice. All payments must be received by 11 October.

When does registration close?

Registration closes on Friday, 11 October, 2019. After that date, you must register and pay onsite in Mobile. CERF will charge a $25 onsite processing fee.

I need to obtain a travel visa. How can I receive an official letter of invitation?

To request an Official Letter of Invitation, please email your full name, address, institution/affiliate name and email address to [email protected]. If you are making an oral or poster presentation, please include the title and presentation date/time for your abstract. Once processed, a signed letter will be emailed to you. If you need an original sent to you via post, please indicate so in your email request.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

All cancellations must be submitted in writing to CERF. A $75 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations received by 11 October 2019. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after 11 October, 2019. Substitute attendees will be permitted and must be submitted in writing to CERF. No refunds can be made by CERF for lodging, airfare, abstract submission, or any other expenses related to attending the conference.

Whom can I contact if I have additional questions?

Please contact the us via email at [email protected], or call (206) 209-5262 if you have additional questions.

 

CERF 2019 Sessions Schedule - Monday

Monday, 4 Nov. | Tuesday, 5 Nov. | Wednesday, 6 Nov. | Thursday, 7 Nov.

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Monday, 4 November

8:00 AM Sessions Room
Searching for solutions: the future of deltas and estuaries worldwide
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
201D
Short-term and long-term variability in coastal and estuarine microbial communities
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
203A
Advanced remote-sensing methods for water quality monitoring and forecasting
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
204A
Ecosystems, human well-being and resilience: characterizing socio-ecological systems
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
204B
Fish and fisheries: linking science, management, and society
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
201A
Advances in understanding sea level rise and coastal landscape change
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
201B
Impacts of multiple disturbances on coastal ecosystem structure and function
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
201C
Biogeochemical cycling and transport across the land-ocean aquatic continuum
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
202A
Innovative approaches for estuarine/watershed data analysis, mining, and visualization
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
202B
Ecological processes, structures and functions in tidal urban ecosystems
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
203B

10:00 AM Sessions Room
Shallow water mapping in coastal environments: research, methods and management
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
204A
Social and natural sciences: When the stars align—or don't
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
204B
Supporting management of coastal ecosystems through integrated ecosystem assessments
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
201D
Microbes to maps: data-model integration for coastal wetland blue carbon
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
203A
Fish and fisheries: linking science, management, and society
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
201A
Advances in understanding sea level rise and coastal landscape change
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
201B
Impacts of multiple disturbances on coastal ecosystem structure and function
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
201C
Biogeochemical cycling and transport across the land-ocean aquatic continuum
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
202A
Innovative approaches for estuarine/watershed data analysis, mining, and visualization
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
202B
Ecological processes, structures and functions in tidal urban ecosystems
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
203B

1:00 PM Sessions Room
Foundation species conservation: bridging the basic and applied research divide
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
204A
CERF 2019 Coastal Design Competition: Mobile Bay
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
204B
Fish and fisheries: linking science, management, and society
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
201A
Advances in understanding sea level rise and coastal landscape change
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
201B
Impacts of multiple disturbances on coastal ecosystem structure and function
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
201C
Biogeochemical cycling and transport across the land-ocean aquatic continuum
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
202A
Innovative approaches for estuarine/watershed data analysis, mining, and visualization
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
202B
Ecological processes, structures and functions in tidal urban ecosystems
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
203B
Supporting management of coastal ecosystems through integrated ecosystem assessments
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
201D
Microbes to maps: data-model integration for coastal wetland blue carbon
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
203A
 

CERF 2019 Conference Committees

The CERF 2019 Conference wouldn't be possible without the help of the following committees. Thank you to all of those who have participated in planning our favorite event of 2019.

Meet the Committees
 

Our Conference Theme: "Responsive | Relevant | Ready"

The CERF 2019 team is excited to have the next conference underway. Our all-star conference team of 46 members is inclusive by design, to promote a conference that fully engages diverse science, management, and educational perspectives.

During the next year, we will build a conference framed around the theme: "Responsive | Relevant | Ready." This deceivingly simply theme speaks to the strengths and interests across CERF membership. We endeavor to connect science and society in the collective goals of preserving 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. 

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Schedule-at-a-Glance

*Schedule is subject to change

Registration will be open daily during the following times:

2 Nov. | Saturday: 4 PM–7 PM 
3 Nov. | Sunday: 7AM–6PM
4 Nov. | Monday: 6 AM–5PM
5 Nov. | Tuesday: 6:30 AM–5 PM
6 Nov. | Wednesday: 6:30 AM–7 PM
7 Nov. | Thursday: 6:30 AM–4:30 PM 

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3 Nov. | Sunday

Time Event Location
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM  Conference Registration Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center 
Various Field Trips Offsite
Various Workshops Meeting Rooms - Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Student Worker Orientation and Training Room 204 A - Mobile Convention Center
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CERF 2019 VIP Reception (By Invitation) VIP Lounge - Mobile Convention Center
5:00 PM – 5:45 PM First Timer Orientation Room 203 A - Mobile Convention Center
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Keynote Address and Scientific Awards East and West Ballroom - Mobile Convention Center
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Silent Auction Opens South Hall - Exhibition Hall - Mobile Convention Center
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM President's Welcome Reception South Hall - Exhibition Hall - Mobile Convention Center

4 Nov. | Monday

Time Event Location
6:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Conference Registration  Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center
6:15 AM – 7:15 AM CERFers on the Run Offsite
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM Mentorship Program Breakfast (By Invitation) Bon Secour Bay 1&2 - Renaissance Riverview Hotel
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Early Morning Sessions (Session 1) Meeting rooms - Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Break South Hall - Exhibition Hall - Mobile Convention Center
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Late Morning Sessions (Session 2) Meeting rooms - Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch Mobile Convention Center
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Coastal Fisheries Town Hall: Threats, Challenges and Solutions for Coastal Fisheries Sustainability in a Changing World East and West Ballroom - Mobile Convention Center
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Early Afternoon Sessions (Session 3) Meeting rooms - Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Break South Hall - Exhibition Hall - Mobile Convention Center
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Plenary: Environmental Decision Making East and West Ballroom - Mobile Convention Center
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM Poster Sessions/Happy Hour South Hall - Exhibition Hall - Mobile Convention Center
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Student Career Networking Event Bon Secour Bay 1&2 - Renaissance Riverview Hotel
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Special Presentation: The Slave Schooner Clotilda: Hidden but Not Forgotten

East and West Ballroom - Mobile Convention Center
9:00 PM – Midnight Student "On the Town" Night The Haberdasher

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5 Nov. | Tuesday

Time Event Location
6:15 AM – 7:15 AM CERFers on the Run Offsite
6:30 AM – 5:00 PM Conference Registration Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Past CERF Presidents' Breakfast (By Invitation) Room 107 AB - Mobile Convention Center
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Early Morning Sessions (Session 4) Meeting rooms - Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM  Tours of R/V Point Sur
Offsite 
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Break South Hall - Exhibition Hall - Mobile Convention Center
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Late Morning Sessions (Session 5) Meeting rooms - Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch Mobile Convention Center
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CERF Inclusion Lunch (Ticketed Event) Bon Secour Bay 1&2 - Renaissance Riverview Hotel
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Early Afternoon Sessions (Session 6) Meeting rooms - Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Break South Hall - Exhibition Hall - Mobile Convention Center
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Late Afternoon Sessions (Session 7) Meeting rooms - Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Annual CERF Business Meeting East and West Ballroom - Mobile Convention Center
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Affiliate Society Meetings Mobile Convention Center
ACCESS - Room 202 A
AERS - Room 201 C
CAERS - Room 201 D
GERS - Room 203 A
NEERS - Room 202 B
PERS - Room 204 A
SEERS - Room 204 B
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Social Event GulfQuest Maritime Museum 

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6 Nov. | Wednesday

Time Event Location
6:15 AM – 7:15 AM CERFers on the Run Offsite
6:30 AM – 7:00 PM Conference Registration Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM CESN Team Meeting/Breakfast (By Invitation) Room 107 AB - Mobile Convention Center
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Early Morning Sessions (Session 8) Meeting rooms - Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Break South Hall - Exhibition Hall - Mobile Convention Center
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Late Morning Sessions (Session 9) Meeting rooms - Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch Mobile Convention Center
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Estuaries and Coasts Board Meeting/Lunch (By Invitation) Room 107 AB - Mobile Convention Center
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Early Afternoon Sessions (Session 10) Meeting rooms - Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Break South Hall - Exhibition Hall - Mobile Convention Center
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Plenary: Coastal Science Outreach East and West Ballroom - Mobile Convention Center
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM Poster Sessions/Happy Hour South Hall - Exhibition Hall - Mobile Convention Center
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Close of Silent Auction South Hall - Exhibition Hall - Mobile Convention Center
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Film Festival Bon Secour Bay 1&2 - Renaissance Riverview Hotel
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Reunions Offsite

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7 Nov. | Thursday

Time Event Location
6:15 AM – 7:15 AM CERFers on the Run Offsite
6:30 AM – 4:30 PM Conference Registration  Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center 
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM CERF 2021 Committee Breakfast (By Invitation) Room 107 AB - Mobile Convention Center
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Early Morning Sessions (Session 11) Meeting rooms - Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Break Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Late Morning Sessions (Session 12) Meeting rooms - Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch Mobile Convention Center
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Estuaries and Coasts Town Hall: Misuse of P-values and why Estuaries and Coasts discourages the phrase “statistically significant.”  Room 107 AB - Mobile Convention Center
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Early Afternoon Sessions (Session 13) Meeting rooms - Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Break Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Late Afternoon Sessions (Session 14) Meeting rooms - Concourse Level - Mobile Convention Center
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CERF 2019 Committee Reception (By invitation) VIP Lounge - Mobile Convention Center
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Close-out Party and Student Awards Presentation East and West Ballroom - Mobile Convention Center
 
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