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Abstract submission for the Gulf Estuarine Research Society (GERS) 2022 Meeting is now open!

The GERS 2022 meeting will be held at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, MS on October 27-29, 2022. Participation is welcomed from scientists, resource managers, and students (both graduate and undergraduate) from across the Gulf of Mexico. Both oral and poster presentations that describe original research conducted in our estuaries are invited, including estuarine, coastal, wetlands, and freshwater ecosystems.

The abstract submission deadline is July 31, 2022.

Submit your abstract here:

Registration for the GERS 2022 Meeting is also open!

Register by October 7 to secure your early bird registration.

Register here:

For more information about the meeting, including travel and lodging options, field trips, the plenary speaker, and meeting schedule, visit the 2022 GERS Meeting website at

Attention students! GERS is offering student travel awards!

We are accepting applications for student travel awards to attend the 2022 GERS Meeting. Travel awards of $300 will be offered to students (graduate and undergraduate) to help defray the costs associated with travel and participation in the GERS meeting.   


To be eligible for a student travel award, you must: 

1) Be a current GERS member 

2) Be a current graduate or undergraduate student 

3) Have submitted or plan to submit an abstract 

Preference will be given to students who have not received awards previously. 


To apply, combine the following items into a single pdf with your first and last name in the file name (e.g., JaneSmith), and submit to, using the subject line “GERS travel award application”: 

1) A picture of you doing your research for use in publicity. 

2) A statement from you explaining why you want to attend CERF and a copy of your submitted abstract (if available). 

3) A short letter from your adviser confirming student status and funding need. 

Student Travel Award Applications are due July 31, 2022.

To renew your GERS membership, please visit Membership dues are $30 per year ($20 per year for students) and can be paid by credit card or PayPal account. Memberships run on a calendar year basis (Jan 1-Dec 31).  

We look forward to seeing everyone in Ocean Springs this fall! 

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Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

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GCRL - Halstead
703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

GCRL - Cedar Point
300 Laurel Oak Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

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703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

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