Atlantic Estuarine Research Society (AERS) meets twice a year. There is
a Spring meeing and a Fall meeting. During years of the US Coastal
and Estuarine Research Federation Meeting (CERF), AERS does not have
a Fall meeting so that our membership can attend the CERF meeting.
AERS Spring 2014
Back to the Future: Ecological Synthesis and Data Integration to Address Current and Emerging Issues in Coastal Science
March 27th - 29th, 2014
Ocean City, MD
The Spring 2014 AERS meeting will transition from the historical perspective of the Spring 2014 meeting to a future-oriented synoptic approach, emphasizing estuarine data infrastructures/integration.
Synthesis in estuarine and coastal science has recently been defined as “the inferential process whereby new models are developed from analysis of multiple data sets to explain observed patterns across a range of time and space scales”. Understanding and addressing current and emerging issues in coastal and estuarine science will be aided by synthesis of large, distributed data sets. Though datasets are becoming accessible for synthesis in increasing quantity and volume, the infrastructures and best practices for data sharing, management and integration often remain fractured and thus underutilized. In this light, estuarine and coastal researchers, managers, and students will need to be informed about data tools they can use and potential solutions to data issues.
For this AERS meeting, we particularly encourage abstracts for oral and poster sessions from researchers, students, government, and industry that analyze or synthesize large and multiple data sets and/or address best practices, available resources, provide results from data-centric research/synthesis projects, or describe new technologies that can aid data-centric research/synthesis across space and time. We encourage abstracts that focus generally on current and emerging issues in estuarine and coastal sciences.
Keynote speakers include:
Our local hosts, Judith Stribling (Salisbury University), Frank Reilly (LMI), Danielle Kreeger (Drexel University), Ben Fertig (CCBC/Program Chair), and Dave Wilson & Carol Cain (Maryland Coastal Bays Program) have planned a fantastic meeting for us!
- Walter Boynton (UMCES, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory)
- Denise Breitburg (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center)
- Bill Dennison (UMCES, Integration and Application Network)
- Holly Greening (Tampa Bay Estuary Program)
- Anne Thessen (Arizona State University)
|The program will be available for you to view prior to the meeting.
At each meeting,
the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society (AERS) awards student presenters
for the best oral and poster presentations. Typically separate awards
are given for oral and poster presentations. Often, awards are also separated
by graduate and undergraduate standing. Learn
more about the Student Presentation Awards.
A series of fieldtrips will be
offered and details are still being finalized. Please check back soon for more information.
- A bus/van tour to visit our Bishopville Dam restoration and the accompanying Lizard Hill Atlantic White Cedar restoration site.
- NPS will give a tour of the northern end of Assateague Island to discuss barrier island dynamics and the restoration work underway there.
- Kayaking on Ayres Creek.
Venue & Schedule
The main venue for the meeting will be Carousel Hotel in Ocean City, MD.
|Carousel Oceanfront Hotel
118th Street on the Ocean (11700 Coastal Highway)
Ocean City, MD 21842
Schedule at a Glance - Coming Soon!
& Abstract Submissions
We have implemented new online registration and abstract submission tools. You
can register for the Spring 2014 AERS meeting and submit your oral
presentation or poster presentation abstract online by clicking on
the buttons on the right. At the end of the registration process you
will be directed to our electronic payment page. AERS encourages meeting
attendees to register and pay online. If you prefer to fill out and
mail in a registration application or to pay by check, please download
our printable registration form and instructions. If you want
to print and mail a registration form, but still prefer to pay online,
you can visit our online
Student Poster Presenters - Click Here for Tips and Suggestions on Your Preparing Your Poster
The deadline for Early-Bird Registration is 8 March 2014.
On or Before 8 March 2014
After 8 March 2014
Ann C. Powel Student Travel
The AERS/Ann C. Powel Student Travel Fund is intended to help defray the costs associated with student (graduate and undergraduate) travel and participation in AERS meetings. AERS has a long tradition of supporting student travel. Student travel
awards are given out of the AERS Student Endowment fund which is largely
supported by our members. If you would like to contribute to the AERS
Student Endowment, please visit our
online contribution page.
In order to apply
for a Student Travel Award, students must:
- Register and submit an abstract for a poster or oral presentation
at the meeting for which support is requested.
- Be a member in good standing (all dues paid).
- Submit a copy of your presentation abstract, a letter of application
identifying your estimated meeting costs and other support you are receiving
(if any), your vita, and a letter of recommendation / support from an
advisor by 8 March 2014.
Be sure to include a total estimate of your travel costs which will
help us assess future budgetary needs.
- Submit all materials electronically to Dave Yozzo (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline for Student Travel Award Submissions Is 8 March 2014.
Another fun-filled banquet has been planned for our upcoming meeting! In addition to a delicious buffet, we will have great live entertainment. By popular demand, Natural Selection will be back to rock the night away! This promises to be a night you won't forget!
A block of rooms at the Carousel Hotel has been secured. You will need to Call the hotel at 800-641-0011 to make a reservation. Please make sure to mention the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society. The room rate is $83 + tax. Reservation requests need to be in no later than February 27, 2014.
Call in for Reservations:
Mention the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society when calling.