National Estuaries Week: September 17-24

Help us celebrate National Estuaries Week (NEW), September 17-24, by joining our social media campaign. CERF is joining forces with Restore America's Estuaries, the National Estuarine Research Reserve Association, the Association of National Estuary Programs, and many others to build support for and awareness of estuaries as special coastal places. 

Share your science to a broader audience by posting and tweeting during NEW! Use #EstuariesWeek and #EstuaryLove, and tag CERF (Twitter: @CERFScience, Facebook @CERF.Estuaries.Coasts). We're especially excited to see videos and photos from our members, so get out those cell phones and start recording! 

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Check out our redesigned newsletter: CERF's Up!

The CERF Summer 2016 Newsletter is now available! Learn about CERF's partnerships and alliances, read up on our new webinar series, and hear from our Affiliate Societies. Read CERF's Up online today!

CERF 2017 Call for Sessions Deadline: 23 Sept 2016

Want to make an important contribution to the CERF community and host your own session at CERF 2017? Please visit our Call for Sessions webpage for more information on special session topics and how to submit a proposal!

Graduate Student Opportunities

University of Alabama Biogeochemistry Lab Opportunities

We have opportunities available for students wishing to pursue a Master's degree in Marine Sciences in the Biogeochemistry Lab (www.mortazavilab.org). The lab is located at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab on the Gulf coast (www.disl.org). The successful applicant will work on projects related to spatial and temporal patterns in nitrogen cycling, the role of benthic fauna on nitrogen cycling, or controls on trace gas fluxes in marshes in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Applicants should have a BS in chemistry, biology, marine science, or a related field, and background and interest in biogeochemistry. Depending on availability and qualifications, students are eligible for assistantships covering (1) a tuition waiver, (2) an annual stipend, and (3) health insurance.

For additional information visit the Biogeochemistry Lab website and contact Dr. Behzad Mortazavi at: [email protected] or phone: 251-861-2141 ext 2189.

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Hot off the press! Spring 2016 Newsletter

The Spring 2016 newsletter is now available. 

Did you know you can send in content for consideration to be included in CERF's newsletters? Simply email your content to [email protected]. We want to share your news! 

ICES Conference Travel Funding

Riga, Latvia
September 19 - 23, 2016
Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija

Travel Funding Available for New U.S. Participants
Requests for Travel Funds by new U.S. participants due 15 June 2016
Deadline for submission of abstracts to ICES, 30 April 2016



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CERF Advocates for America COMPETES Act

CERF recently joined 48 other organizations in signing a letter about the future of the National Science Foundation to the Senate Commerce Committee. The letter provided critical input regarding the scientific community’s priorities for the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act.