CERF 2021 Registration

Online registration for CERF 2021 is now open! You do not have to be a member to attend our conference; however, CERF members receive a discounted registration rate. If you'd like become a member before registering, join now! The Biennial CERF Conference, taking place 1–4 and 8–11 November, offers coastal and estuarine scientists from all over the world to come together for 8 days to network, learn, attend intriguing sessions, and with new colleagues and friends.

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See below for pricing details and make sure to consult our Frequently Asked Questions page for conference and registration inquiries.
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Registration Type

Early Bird Pricing – 
NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Before or on 21 June 2021

Regular Pricing
After 21 June 2021
Member $200.00 $250.00
Non-Member $400.00 $400.00
Student Member $100.00 $125.00
Student Non-Member $150.00 $150.00
Early Career Member $150.00 $175.00
Early Career Non-Member $190.00 $190.00
Emerging Nations/Emeritus Member $150.00 $175.00
Emerging Nations/Emeritus Non-Member $190.00 $190.00
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Partner Update!

The American Fisheries Society will be meeting concurrently with the CERF conference: 6–10 November.

We have partnered to provide discounts to those who wish to attend both conferences. The first 50 CERF registrants who also wish to attend the American Fisheries Society conference will receive a $75 discount. Register for CERF 2021 to receive the AFS discount code. 


Workshops

Workshops will be available on various days throughout the conference. There are two multi-day workshops and several single-day workshops. Preview the workshops below.

*This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Date Workshop Title
1 & 3 Nov.

Benthic Biophysics in Coastal Ocean Models

7:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET | 4:00 AM – 7:00 AM PT

1 Nov.

Increasing Collecting Impact: Bridging Coastal Networks and Enhancing Collaborative Science

2:45 PM – 5:45 PM ET | 11:45 AM – 2:45 PM PT

 

Exploring Emerging Technologies through the SAV Community of Practice

2:45 PM – 5:45 PM ET | 11:45 AM – 2:45 PM PT

 

Open Science: Core Concepts for Impactful Research and Resource Management

2:45 PM – 6:45 PM ET | 11:45 AM – 3:45 PM PT

 

Monitoring Changing Shores: Methods, Management, and Data for the Future

2:45 PM – 6:45 PM ET | 11:45 AM – 3:45 PM PT

3 Nov.

Stories and Science: Blending Complementary Ways of Knowing Enhances Results

2:45 PM – 5:45 PM ET | 11:45 AM – 2:45 PM PT

 

Use R to Manipulate and Visualize Environmental Data I (Introductory Level)

2:45 PM – 4:45 PM ET | 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM PT

 

Connecting Land, Sea and Sky: A Virtual Birding Workshop

2:45 PM – 4:45 PM ET | 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM PT

 

Coastal and Estuarine Restoration: Identifying and Assessing Habitat Service Benefits to Fish and Invertebrates – Part I

2:45 PM – 5:45 PM ET 11:45 AM –2:45 PM PT

8 Nov. & 9 Nov.

Marine Spatial Data Mapping and Modelling in R

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM ET | 5:00 AM – 6:30 AM PT

8 Nov.

Addressing Implicit Bias to Promote Equity in CERF Science Disciplines*

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM PT

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET | 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM PT

*To maximize attendance, we are offering this workshop at two separate times.

 

How to Use Field Sketchbooks to Realistically Record Scientific Observations

2:45 PM – 6:45 PM ET | 11:45 AM – 3:45 PM PT

 

Job/Fellowship Application Development for Early Career Professional

2:45 PM – 5:45 PM ET | 11:45 AM – 2:45 PM PT

 

Coastal and Estuarine Restoration: Identifying and Assessing Habitat Service Benefits to Fish and Invertebrates – Part II

2:45 PM – 5:45 PM ET | 11:45 AM – 2:45 PM PT

9 Nov.

Brainwaves - Engaging Stakeholders to Co-Design Waterway Health Report Cards

2:45 PM – 4:15 PM ET | 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM PT

 

Flow-Through Microscopy (FlowCam®) for Estuarine Research and HAB Monitoring

2:45 PM – 4:45 PM ET | 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM PT

 

Use R to Manipulate and Visualize Environmental Data II (Intermediate Level)

2:45 PM – 4:45 PM ET | 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM PT

 

The Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard: A Technological Approach

2:45 PM – 4:45 PM ET | 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM PT

Apply for a Student/Early Career Participation Award

If you are a current student or early career professional, please consider applying for a CERF 2021 Participation Award! We are here to help cover costs (typically between $150-300 per award) associated with attending this virtual meeting. See the Student/Early Career Participation Awards page for more eligibility requirements and a link to the application. Your application is due by 13 August 2021.


Cancellation/Refund Policy

All cancellation requests received on or before Monday, 4 October 2021, will be issued a refund less a $75 processing fee. No refunds will be given thereafter except in the event of extenuating circumstances, which the CERF office will identify on a case-by-case basis. Requests for registration cancellation must be submitted in writing via email to[email protected]. If you are not able to attend one or more sessions, CERF will not prorate or refund any part of your registration fee. Substitute attendees will be permitted. Substitution requests must be in writing via email to [email protected] no later than 7 days prior to the event start.