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Welcome to ERF 2005

The 18th Biennial Conference of the Estuarine Research Federation

Norfolk Marriott Waterside Hotel & Convention Center · Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

Conference News

ERF Scientific Awards Call for Nominations

One of the highlights of our 2005 conference will be the conferring of the four Estuarine Research Federation Awards. We invite you to nominate candidates for the following awards:

  • Odum Lifetime Achievement Award for a sustained record of important contributions to our understanding of estuaries.
  • Cronin Award for an estuarine scientist early in his or her career who has shown greatest promise with early work carried out during the first six years past the Ph.D.
  • William L. Niering Outstanding Educator Award for excellence in teaching in estuarine and coastal science.
  • Donald W. Pritchard Award for the best physical oceanography paper published in Estuaries (2003-2004).

Specific instructions regarding the nomination process and the nominations deadline will soon be found on the this website. Please e-mail Janet Barnes ( with inquiries..

Important Dates

Abstract Submittal Service Opens:   12 January 2005
Abstract Submission and Fee Deadline:   15 March 2005
Conference Registration Deadline:   2 September 2005
Hotel Reservation Deadline:   10 September 2005