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29 October 2013 - Additional Keynote Announced. CERF is pleased to add Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Acting NOAA Administrator to the line-up of distinguished CERF 2013 speakers.

28 October 2013 - San Diego Activities Guide Now Available. Make the most of your trip to San Diego with suggestions for local attractions, shopping, dining, and more!

01 October 2013 - Early Registration Deadline Extended for U.S. Government Employees Due to the U.S. Federal government shutdown, CERF has decided to extend the CERF 2013 conference early registration deadline for U.S. government employees. Federal employees who would like to receive the early registration discount can do so until Thursday, October 31 by emailing Lacy Kelly-Croft ( to request a special registration code.

As an additional reprieve, U.S. Federal government employees will not be required to have their credit cards charged for their first night’s deposit when making room reservations at the Town and Country Resort & Conference Center.

30 September 2013 - New Workshop Added Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc. will be hosting an "In Situ Nutrient Monitoring and Long-Term Water Quality Monitoring in Coastal Applications" workshop from 1:30 - 5:00 pm on Sunday, November 3.

23 September 2013 - Updated Preliminary Program Now Available An updated CERF 2013 preliminary program is now available online. With over 1250 abstracts from 34 different countries, CERF 2013 promises to be the largest and most diverse CERF conference ever!

17 September 2013 - Presentation Guidelines Now Available Both the oral presentation guidelines and poster presentation guidelines are now available online.

03 September 2013 - Volunteer Mentors Needed Make a lasting impact at CERF 2013 as a volunteer mentor and help usher in the next generation of of coastal and estuarine scientists, managers and educators. [more...]

30 August 2013 - Last Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts August 30 is the last day to submit abstracts for late-breaking posters. Don't miss this invaluable opportunity to share your research and network with colleagues from around the world."

22 August 2013 - Remaining Plenary Speakers Announced CERF is pleased to add four more confirmed plenary speakers to the CERF 2013 line-up. These speakers will round out the Managing Nutrients in a Changing World and Responding to Sea Level Rise symposia.

16 August 2013 - Preliminary Program Now Available The CERF 2013 preliminary program is now available online! With over 70 sessions, a diverse line-up of distinguished speakers, and an engaging schedule of events CERF 2013 promises a relevant and memorable program you won't want to miss

10 August 2013 - Ocean Acidification Plenary Speakers Announced CERF is proud to announce the addition of four plenary speakers to the Acidification Impacts on Estuaries symposia. This diverse line-up of distinguished speakers will address the science, economic impacts, and management responses to ocean acidification in estuaries.

07 August 2013 - Jerry Zucker Announced as Keynote Speaker Iconic Hollywood director and producer, Jerry Zucker, will be delivering the keynote address at CERF 2013 and discussing his efforts to use popular entertainment to deliver accurate and meaningful messages about science. [more...]

30 July 2013 - Now Accepting Abstracts for Late-Breaking Posters If you missed the initial submission deadline, you now have another opportunity to submit your work for consideration at CERF 2013! The scientific program committee is pleased to announce they will be accepting late-breaking poster abstracts

Abstract submittal opens Thursday, 1 August 2013 at 12:00 Noon PDT and will close on Friday, 30 August 2013 at 11:59 PM PDT. The theme for the 2013 conference is "Toward Resilient Coasts and Estuaries, Science for Sustainable Solutions". Abstracts related to this theme are highly encouraged, but we also welcome content that addresses other aspects of coastal and estuarine science, management, and education. All abstracts must be submitted electronically through the submittal site at Abstract submittal guidelines can be found at Notification of acceptance and assignment will be emailed in September. The abstract titles will be included in the official conference program book and appear in the online program. The conference limit of one first author oral or poster presentation per individual applies to this call with the exception of Education Sessions.

With over 1200 abstracts from 30 different countries received thus far, CERF 2013 is shaping up to be one of our best conferences yet. Abstracts are currently being organized into over 70 different sessions that promise to deliver a relevant and engaging program. Don't miss this invaluable opportunity to share your research and network with colleagues from around the world. Submit your abstract today!

02 July 2013 - Invasive Species Plenary Speakers Announced Three plenary speakers have been added to the Anthropogenic Facilitation of Species Invasions symposia. They are recognized experts in their field and represent a broad base of expertise on the impact, prevention and management of invasive species in aquatic environments.

03 June 2013 - Sequestration Note: If you are a federal employee that needs special accommodation regarding abstract submittal because of sequestration-delayed travel approval, please contact the conference chair, Steve Weisberg at

19 May 2013 - Abstract Deadline Extended The CERF 2013 abstract submission deadline has been extended to 10 June because of an exciting new partnership with The Coastal Society on the organization of the Sea Level Rise plenary symposium and associated concurrent sessions. Don't delay…submit your abstract today!

19 May 2013 - Distinguished Speaker Added to Lineup Margaret Spring will be the featured speaker at the Women in Science Networking Lunch on Tuesday, 5 November, 2013. [More...]

19 May 2013 - Private Dinner Cruise Don't miss out on the Tuesday evening cruise around San Diego Bay. Dinner, drinks, dancing, a DJ, and the beautiful San Diego skyline at night. It should be a fantastic evening! [More...]

15 May 2013 - CERF Bowl Join us for team-based competition designed to rev up spirited dialogue among participants and spectators unlike ever before experienced at CERF conferences. [More...]

15 May 2013 - CERF Auction The auction is silent but things will get loud at CERF’s first-ever silent auction to raise funds for CERF Student conference participation. Sunday through Tuesday in the poster hall. [More...]

15 May 2013 - Ignite Sessions A fun, lighthearted, and fast-paced set of talks to share ideas and experiences. Each talk features 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds. [More...]