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The Atlantic Estuarine Research Society (AERS) brings together students, scientists, managers, and educators from the states of DE, MD, NC, NJ, PA, and VA and Washington, DC to discuss estuarine and coastal environmental issues and policies. It is our intent to a foster broader interest in our environment by increasing public awareness of current issues.

Our next meeting will be held on April 5-7, 2018 in Rehoboth Beach, DE. This will be our 70th anniversary year, and special plans are underway to make this a meeting to definitely NOT MISS! See here.

In other important AERS news, we will be reaching out to all members in December, 2017, to vote on a new constitution and bylaws. As per the old constitution, this vote will occur via US Mail, so don't forget to check your mailboxes. Updating the constitution is necessary to modernize our society, and one element is to allow for (secure) electronic voting.

Another modernization step is that we're in the process of switching to a professional society management system, using generous support (for at least 2 years) funded by the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. Before the end of the year, you'll be invited to create a membership profile and check the status of (and pay) your dues via the new AERS website. By the spring meeting, you'll be able to submit abstracts and register through this portal. We invite members to take a sneak peak at the new AERS website and send any suggestions, photos, or content to our website chairs. We aim to have this site go live sometime in December.

AERS is one of seven affiliated societies centered along the East, Gulf and West coasts of North America. The seven societies, while operating independently for many purposes, collaborate with the national Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation to sponsor biennial conferences on topics of national and international interest and to produce a highly regarded quarterly journal, Estuaries and Coasts.

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