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Ocean Springs, MS was recently named the #1 Best Small Coastal Town in the country by USA Today. This small town of approximately 18,000 residents has over 100 restaurants and is home to the famous painter, writer and philosopher Walter Anderson. 

Hops and Growlers, a small-batch craft brewery in Ocean Springs, will be brewing a special beer for the GERS meeting! Plan to stop by Hops and Growlers (2339 Government Street, Ocean Springs) to taste the official 2022 GERS meeting beer!



Bicycle rentals:


  • TatoNut Donut Shop
  • Bright Eyed Brew Co
  • The District Coffee Company
  • Blue Dog Bistro
  • The Greenhouse on Porter

Restaurants & Pubs: 

  • Hops and Growlers (brewing a special GERS beer for the occasion)
  • Government Street Grocery
  • Woody’s
  • Murky Waters BBQ
  • Pleasants BBQ
  • Vestige
  • Phoenicia Gourmet
  • Charred
  • Eat Drink Love
  • PoBoy Express
  • Fayards PoBoys 
  • Maison De Lu
  • Nana J’s Soulful Kitchen
  • Rooftop Taco and Tequila Bar
  • Knuckleheads

Biloxi & Gulfport:

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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