Membership Benefits & Options

Anyone who shares our mission and values is invited to join or renew today.  Membership Dues are voluntary and non-refundable.

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Membership Benefits

As a CERF member, you:

  • Help CERF meet its mission to promote the understanding and wise stewardship of coasts and estuaries worldwide
  • Belong to a network of the top coastal and estuarine scientists, managers, and educators from around the globe; members have access to an online member directory and exclusive listservs to help you connect to colleagues
  • Stay on top of the latest coastal and estuarine science with access to Estuaries and Coasts and Wetlands, discounts on other Springer and Wiley publications, access to CERF conference highlights, and through the CERF's Up! bulletin and other updates from CERF
  • Receive discounted registration to the Biennial CERF Conference, the premier international conference on coastal and estuarine science; CERF members are also eligible for scientific awards and student travel funds
  • Learn new skills and stay up-to-date with the latest trends through the CERF Webinar Series and our archive of past webinars
  • Find your next job, internship, or funding opportunity through the CERF Job Board
  • Demonstrate your support for a diverse and inclusive coastal and estuarine science community through CERF's Rising TIDES program
  • Have the opportunity to shape the future of your Federation through leadership and volunteer opportunities, and through voting privileges

Membership Options

CERF Membership Category 1-Year Membership Fee 2-Year Membership Fee
Sustaining $200 $360
Full $120 $216
Mid-Career Professional $90 $162
Emerging & Developing Country $60 $108
Early Professional $60 $108
Emeritus $35 $63
Family $35 $63
Student $30 $54

You can also pay your Affiliate Society dues when you pay for your CERF membership!*

Affiliate Membership Dues Regular Student
ACCESS $30 $15
AERS $20 $10
CAERS $20 $10
GERS $20 $20
NEERS $20 $5
PERS $20 $10
SEERS $20 $15

*All membership fees are in US currency. CERF can only process payments in USD.
  • Sustaining Member
    Sustaining members go the extra mile by contributing an additional amount above the regular membership fee and are publicly recognized for their contributions.
  • Full Member
    The standard membership category for CERF members.
  • Mid-Career Professional
    Mid-Career Professional members are within 5-15 years of receiving their last degree.
  • Emerging & Developing Country Member
    A discounted membership option is available for professionals in countries that are emerging markets and developing economies as defined by the International Monetary Fund

  • Early Professional Member
    Early professional members are within five years of receiving their most recent degree.
  • Emeritus Member 
    This special membership rate is offered to our retired members. Emeritus members may not vote or hold office.
  • Family Member
    Family members are the spouse or domestic partner of a sustaining or a regular member. Family members do not receive access to Estuaries and Coasts or Wetlands. 
  • Student Member
    This rate is available to any members who are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited higher education institution.
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