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code of conduct

CERF and GERS are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all. We expect all participants to abide by this Code in all venues.

Expected Behaviors Include:

  • Treating all participants with respect, dignity, and consideration;
  • Refraining from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech;
  • Being aware of your surroundings and of your fellow Participants.

Prohibited Behaviors Include:

  • Harassment - unwelcome or offensive verbal, visual, or physical contact;
  • Sexual harassment - unwelcome, unsolicited, and unreciprocated sexual advances, or other verbal or physical conduct or gesture of a sexual nature;
  • Unruly or disruptive behavior;
  • Discriminatory conduct;
  • Deliberate intimidation, threatening, stalking, or following.

If you are being subjected to inappropriate conduct, notice that someone else is being subjected to inappropriate conduct, or have any other concerns, contact GERS Event staff at the Registration Booth.

GERS is an affiliate society of the Coastal Estuarine Research Federation (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. Regular GERS dues may also be paid at the same time as CERF dues. Join or renew your CERF membership today!

Other CERF Affiliates:

  • Southeast Estuarine Research Society (SERS)
  • Atlantic Estuarine Research Society (AERS)
  • Pacific Estuarine Research Society (PERS)
  • California Estuarine Research Society (CERS)
  • New England Estuarine Research Society (NEERS)
  • Atlantic Canada Coastal Estuarine Science (ACCESS)

Contact Us

Please email us with any questions at

Gulf Estuarine Research Society 

703 E. Beach Dr., 

Ocean Springs, MS 39564 USA

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