Welcome to the CERF 2021 Conference Site!

At the CERF 2021 conference, you and our colleagues came together to network, celebrate our work, learn from each other, and grow within our amazing field as we endeavor to connect science and society in the collective goals of preserving coastal and estuarine habitats, resources, and heritage. Thank you for joining us to collaborate and discuss with more than 1,300 scientists and researchers from all over the world.

CERF 2021 Went Virtual!
Thank you to all who attended our 26th Biennial Conference. 

In light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty about when it will once again be safe to travel and congregate in large groups, the CERF Governing Board has made the difficult decision to hold the CERF 2021 conference virtually. This decision was made after a great deal of analysis at the latest point possible in the meeting planning process. The decision to hold CERF 2021 virtually reflects an abundance of caution and the need to protect the health and safety of all attendees while still serving our mission. 

CERF's 50th Anniversary

As CERF turns golden, we have a unique opportunity to reflect on our rich history as a society, the past 50 years of estuarine and coastal research, and successes in translating that science into effective management, education, and outreach. More importantly, 2021 offers us the opportunity to learn from that history and look ahead to the next 50 years of coastal science and management, identifying the grand challenges we face in the coming decades, and testing solutions to address them.

Read About the History of CERF

Thank You to Our CERF 2021 Conference Committees!

Thank you to our CERF 2021 Conference Committees. We couldn't do it without your knowledge, experience, and planning!

Meet the Committees