Friday, March 4, 2011

Call For Abstracts Now Open!

 CERF 2011: Societies, Estuaries and Coasts: Adapting to Change

Daytona Beach, Florida, 6 – 10 November 2011

David Rudnick, Co-Chair, General Program
David Yoskowitz, Co-Chair, Socio-economics
Linda Walters, Poster Session Chair
Bill Nuttle, Plenary and Synthesis Sessions
Bob Virnstein, Scientific Program Team - Regional Issues
Nuria Marba, Scientific Program Team - International Issues
Victor Rivera-Monroy, Scientific Program Team - International Issues
Ruth Carmichael, Workshops Chair
Susan Chalifoux, Scientific Program Database Manager

To Submit, visit the Abstracts Portal at

Review the program sessions at:

Abstract submittal service online: 16 February 2011

Abstract submission and fee deadline: 12 May 2011

The CERF 2011 Program Committee invites you to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation for CERF 2011. The Federation is committed to bringing scientists and students from around the world together to exchange information and ideas about the science and management of coastal ecosystems. Our Federation conferences provide outstanding opportunities for professionals at all stages in their career for continuing education and development.

***Education Sessions and Science for Community Leaders Poster Session***
The conference limit of one first author oral or poster presentation per individual does not apply to the Education sessions and Science for Community Leaders poster session. The abstract fee will be waived for a second abstract submitted to this session. To allow second abstracts to be submitted, we invite you to submit an abstract between May 13-20 for this session rather than during the regular abstract submittal period.

Policies and Procedures for Submitting Abstracts to CERF 2011
The abstract submittal deadline is
May 12, 2011 11:59 PM PST/May 13, 2011 04:59 GMT

Electronic submittal: This method is highly encouraged. The abstract submittal portal is accessed via the CERF 2011 conference Web site found at All abstracts must be received by the closing date noted above. Any abstracts received after the deadline may not be eligible for inclusion in the conference program.

Postal/Courier Mail: Under special circumstances and to encourage submittals from regions and countries with historically low submission rates, we will also accept submittal by mail. Mailed submittals must be received, not postmarked, by 12 May 2011. Please call 1-254-776-3550 (Texas, USA) or e-mail for mailing instructions.

Abstract Fee: All submittals, including invited abstracts, must be accompanied by the abstract fee of $60USD for electronic submission or $70USD for other forms of submission.

Guidelines: Submittal guidelines and procedures are posted on the CERF 2011 conference Web site and must be followed exactly. If the guidelines are not followed, your paper will not be accepted. Questions or concerns about your submittal or the scientific program should be directed to Susan Chalifoux, Scientific Program Committee Abstract Database Manager at

One abstract submittal per person
Please note that the Federation has a one presentation per person policy. This means that each participant is permitted to be the lead author or presenter on only one poster OR oral presentation. You may be co-author on other presentations. This policy was adopted to ensure that Federation conference sessions contain contributions from as many people as possible.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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