Benefits & Options

Anyone who shares our mission and values is invited to join or renew today.

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Shared Mission & Values

CERF advances understanding and wise stewardship of estuarine and coastal ecosystems worldwide. 
Our mission is to promote research in estuarine and coastal ecosystems, support the education of scientists, decision-makers and the public, and facilitate communication among these groups.

We have carefully chosen seven values to guide the priorities, communications and standards of our strategic plan and activities including:

  • Knowledge/Research
  • Collaboration 
  • Integrity/Ethics
  • Relevance/Impact 
  • Education 
  • Synthesis/Integration 

Membership Options

A variety of membership options are offered in an effort to foster a diverse and inclusive community. 

NEW BENEFITS! 

  • CERF members have access to archived CERF webinars.
  • The Job Postings page is accessible to CERF members only. CERF posts a variety of positions from around the world, making the Job Postings page an invaluable resource.
  • CERF members also enjoy a generous discount on all Springer and Wiley books and ebooks.
CERF Membership Category Fee
Sustaining $200
Full $120
Associate $70
Emerging & Developing Country  $60
Early Professional  $60
Emeritus $35
Family $35
Student $30


You can also pay your Affiliate Society dues when you pay for your CERF membership! 

Affiliate Membership Dues Regular Student
ACCESS $30* $15*
AERS $20 $10
CAERS $20 $10
GERS $20 $20
NEERS $20 $5
PERS $20 $10
SEERS $20 $15

*All membership fees are in US currency. CERF can only process payments in USD.

  • Sustaining Member
    Sustaining members go the extra mile by contributing an additional amount above the regular membership fee and they are publicly recognized for their contribution in select CERF publications. They have full voting privileges, can hold office, and receive the full suite of member benefits. These benefits include access to the scientific journals Estuaries & Coasts and Wetlands, as well as the new CERF video library. They also receive the bimonthly CERF newsletter, access to the CERF membership directory, email updates on Federation news and activities, reduced registration fees at our biennial conferences, and reduced rates on other CERF publications.
     
  • Full Member
    Full members have full voting privileges, can hold office, and receive the full suite of member benefits. These benefits include access to the scientific journals Estuaries & Coasts and Wetlands, as well as the new CERF video library. They also receive the bimonthly CERF newsletter, access to the CERF membership directory, email updates on Federation news and activities, reduced registration fees at our biennial conferences, and reduced rates on other CERF publications.
     
  • Associate Member
    Associate members receive the bimonthly CERF newsletter, access to the CERF membership directory and new CERF video library. They also receive email updates on Federation news and activities, reduced registration fees at our biennial conferences, and reduced rates on other CERF publications.
     
  • Emerging & Developing Country Member
    A special membership option is available for professionals in emerging & developing countries, as defined by the International Monetary Fund. They have full voting privileges, can hold office, and receive the full suite of member benefits. These benefits include access to the scientific journals Estuaries & Coasts and Wetlands, as well as the new CERF video library. They also receive the bimonthly CERF newsletter, access to the CERF membership directory, email updates on Federation news and activities, reduced registration fees at our biennial conferences, and reduced rates on other CERF publications.
     
  • Early Professional Member
    Early professional members are within 3 years of receiving their most recent degree. They have full voting privileges, can hold office, and receive the full suite of member benefits. These benefits include access to the scientific journals Estuaries & Coasts and Wetlands, as well as the new CERF video library. They also receive the bimonthly CERF newsletter, access to the CERF membership directory, email updates on Federation news and activities, reduced registration fees at our biennial conferences, and reduced rates on other CERF publications.
     
  • Emeritus Member 
    Emeritus members receive the bimonthly CERF newsletter, access to the CERF membership directory, the scientific journals Estuaries & Coasts and Wetlands and new CERF video library. They also receive email updates on Federation news and activities, reduced registration fees at our biennial conferences, and reduced rates on other CERF publications.
     
  • Family Member
    Family members are the spouse or domestic partner of a sustaining or regular member. They receive access to the CERF membership directory, email updates on Federation news and activities, reduced registration fees at our biennial conferences, and reduced rates on other CERF publications. Please email the office at info@erf.org if you would like to add a family member.
     
  • Student Member
    Student members are registered in a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study. They have full voting privileges, can hold office, and receive the full suite of member benefits. These benefits include access to the scientific journals Estuaries & Coasts and Wetlands, as well as the new CERF video library. They also receive the bimonthly CERF newsletter, access to the CERF membership directory, email updates on Federation news and activities, reduced registration fees at our biennial conferences, and reduced rates on other CERF publications.

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