The Gulf Estuarine Research Society is a not for profit educational organization for people interested in estuarine and coastal issues centering on the Gulf of Mexico. The fundamental goal is to promote research in the Gulf of Mexico. GERS is a very active research society with a membership of scientists, researchers, and students from universities, agencies and research labs along the Gulf coast.
Diversity and Equity Statement
The Gulf Estuarine Research Society affirms our commitment to an all-inclusive scientific community, and fully stand behind CERF’s statement on Justice and Equity for all, posted below from the CERF website:
The Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation is committed to equitable treatment for all. Human suffering and the trauma imposed by racism are intolerable in the CERF community.
As a professional society, we are committed to enabling futures unfettered by racial injustice. These ideals exist within our Federation’s mission, and our commitment to inclusion is articulated in our Rising TIDES (Towards an Inclusive, Diverse and Enriched Society) initiative. Creating equal access to knowledge and eliminating inequality in science requires the full commitment of every CERF member. It also requires daily practice, now and always. CERF commits to understanding and eliminating barriers overt and subtle, and joins the call for justice.
GERS student awards for CERF
Applications are now being accepted for student registration and abstract awards to attend the 2021 virtual CERF meeting. Registration and abstract awards of $170 will be offered to students (graduate and undergraduate) to help defray the costs associated with registration and abstract submission for the CERF meeting.
Apply here by June 15, 2021
GERS received a CERF regional workshop grant to jointly work with the Gulf of Mexico Alliance and the Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative in a Gulf of Mexico Sea Level Rise Regional Workshop. The workshop is planned to co-occur with the Gulf of Mexico Conference (GOMCON) to be held in person in Spring 2022.
CERF's 2021 Rising TIDES Conference Program supports students and mentors from groups underrepresented in CERF disciplines. We encourage GERS members to register and encourage promising students to apply. In addition, applicants receive financial support to attend #CERF2021
Apply here by April 6!
JOIN CERF TODAY
GERS is an affiliate society of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF).
We encourage you to join and support CERF. CERF members receive great benefits, including access to an international job board and tools for early career scientists to become leaders in their fields. Join or renew your CERF membership today!