Welcome to ERF 2005
The 18th Biennial Conference of the Estuarine Research Federation
Norfolk Marriott Waterside Hotel & Convention Center · Sheraton
Norfolk Waterside Hotel
- NEW! 10-11-05
- Hurricane Forum on Monday Evening
Building on John Day’s overview in the opening forum will cover
the dynamic forces of the hurricanes early impact assessments, critical
science needs, change management and restoration strategies. Read
the forum's complete description (PDF, 53k).
- UPDATE 10-11-05
- NOAA Town Hall Meeting Moved
The NOAA Town Hall Meeting has moved
from Monday Evening to Thursday at lunch time.
- NEW! 10-7-05
- Web Site Update
The Special Events, Workshops,
and Sunday Plenary sections have been updated.
- NEW! 10-6-05
- Conference At A Glance Available
An updated Conference at a
Glance is now available for download in the files
- NEW! 09-25-05
- Hotel Rooms Available
Limited number of hotel rooms available at the Courtyard by Marriott
in Norfolk until October 1, 2005 at a rate of $109 plus appropriate
taxes. Contact the hotel directly by calling 757-963-6000. The Courtyard
is located within walking distance of the conference facilities at
520 E. Plume Street.
- NEW! 09-23-05 - New
Plenary Speaker Added for Sunday Session
John W. Day, Jr., Dept. of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana
State University will present "The
Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Coastal Ecosystems and Science in
the North Central Gulf of Mexico"
- 09-01-05 - Poster Information Form
All poster submitters, please fill out the poster information form
found at http://www.erf.org/user-cgi/erf05posterform.pl
- 08-21-05 - ERF 2005 Program
Now Available On-line (PDF, 3.4mb)
A downloadable version of the Conference Program is now
available in the Forms & Files section.
- 08-21-05 - Presenter Guidelines
Important oral and poster information is now available.
- 08-15-05 - Abstracts
for ERF 2005 Now Available On-line
Abstracts and tentative scheduling information for the
upcoming conference are now available on the ERF
web site. Get a head start on your conference planning by browsing
through the indices or searching the full text of abstracts.
- 05-31-05 - Web Site Updates!
Update information is available for Student
Volunteers. Also, the Scientific Program has
been updated and new conference sponsors have
- 05-03-05 - NEW! On-line
registration in now available!
Early Registration Deadline is September 2nd 2005.
- 04-25-05 - Updated Field Trip Information
Dates, Times, and Costs are now available for field
- 03-23-05 - Abstract Submittal is Now Closed
Thank you to all those who submitted!
- 03-14-05 - New Student
The National Science Foundation Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental
Biology (UMEB) program, in collaboration with the ERF is providing
funding for up to 15 undergraduate students
- 03-08-05 - Registration Information Posted
Registration Fees are now available. On-line registration system
and downloadable form available soon!
- 03-08-05 - New Student Information Posted
- 03-08-05 - Workshop Added to
Putting Your Science to Work, A workshop for graduate students and
post-docs in all fields of science presented by Dr. Peter S. Fiske.
- 03-07-05 - New Sponsors added
The EPA, Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds, Oceans and Coastal
Protection Division and the Harkern Foundation have joined the
conference as sponsors.
- 03-01-05 - Schedule Changes Made
Plenary and awards session has moved to Sunday Evening and poster
sessions have moved to midday
- 02-25-05 - Conference-at-a-Glance Posted
The Conference-at-a-Glance has
been posted. This is a living document and will be updated continuously.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with inquiries..
|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