Spring 2021 Joint Meeting of the

Atlantic Estuary Research Society (AERS)

& the New England Estuarine Research Society (NEERS)

A 50th celebration!

Virtual, April 27-30, 2021
12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (ET)

career workshop hosted by The Coastal Society

Tuesday morning (4/27) 8:00-12:15

Calling for abstract submissions! Abstracts are due midnight on March 7, 2021. More details here: http://newenglandestuarineresearchsociety.wildapricot.org/Guidelines-VirtualĀ 

50 years ago the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society (AERS) and the newly formed New England Estuarine Research Society (NEERS) convened a meeting at the Holiday Inn in Plainview, NY. Together, they forged a new national organization, the Estuarine Research Federation (ERF). Later renamed the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF), this organization advances understanding and wise stewardship of estuarine and coastal ecosystems worldwide. There are now seven regionally based affiliate societies encompassing the coastal regions of North America. In celebration of the past 50 years and eager anticipation of the next half century of estuarine and coastal science and stewardship AERS and NEERS once again convene a joint meeting. Though we cannot meet at that same Holiday Inn in Plainview, NY as originally planned due to the pandemic, we will share our most recent advances and center stories of the people who make these strides – both established and rising voices. We look forward to sharing this history and future with you. We encourage abstract submission on any topic relevant to estuaries, coasts and their watersheds.

Keynote Address & Workshop
Friday, April 30, 2021, time TBD


Justin J. Shaifer (www.justinshaifer.com) is founder and Executive Director of Fascinate, Inc., an organization dedicated to exciting under represented students about STEM careers. He hosts WGBH Radio and Television’s live science show Escape Lab, featured on Twitch. He is known for his culturally responsive teaching STEM curriculum design for New York City institutions, such as his Magic Cool Bus project.


The keynote address will be followed by a “Science Communication Shark Tank” workshop. This highly engaging and collaborative workshop prepares scientists and science communicators to effectively pitch their ideas for funding.

Registration is now open!


For more information, contact Ben Fertig, AERS President, at benfertig at gmail dot com