Spring 2014 Meeting

~12 p.m. Thursday, May 1 to ~12 p.m. Saturday, May 3

Salem Waterfront Hotel

Post-meeting field trips will be offered Saturday afternoon.

Important Due Dates:

March 7 - abstracts due
March 26 - student travel award application due
April 1 - last day for conference rate at the hotel
April 10 - online meeting registration due
April 23 - registration payment due to Treasurer


Mass Division of Marine Fisheries & Mass Audubon & Salem Sound Coastwatch

Local Organizers

Tay Evans (Mass Division of Marine Fisheries), Robert Buchsbaum (Mass Audubon), John Brawley (Woods Hole Group), Barbara Warren (Salem Sound Coastwatch),  Robert Vincent ( NOAA), Alan Young (Salem State University)

The Spring 2014 NEERS meeting will be held in historic Salem, Massachusetts, at the Salem Waterfront Hotel at Pickering Wharf on Salem Harbor. Historically, Salem was one of the wealthiest and most important seaports in the country. The first European settlers arrived in the early 1600s to discover abundant natural resources. Salem Sound and associated rivers were described as teeming with estuarine and anadromous fish, including such species as sturgeon, salmon, halibut, shad, river herring, cod and haddock (to name a few). Although Salem Sound marine resources have clearly changed since those early days, this estuary still inspires with its magic of beautiful rocky islands, intertidal flats, kelp beds, eelgrass meadows, and salt marshes.
The City of Salem itself is a great place to visit. The Salem Waterfront Hotel is located just steps away from many famed historic sites including Hawthorne's House of the Seven Gables and Derby Wharf as well as the beautiful and intriguing collections of maritime art and history found at the Peabody Essex Museum. The Visitor Center of the Salem Maritime National Historic Site is just across the street, as are many houses that date back to colonial times. If you want to have your palm read, gaze into a crystal ball, visit a wax museum, or ride on an authentic merry-go-round, there are plenty of opportunities for that too.

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Organizations are always welcome to be meeting sponsors and support is greatly appreciated. Please contact NEERS treasurer, , to learn about our sponsorship levels and how to support the NEERS meeting.

Meeting Details

Special Symposium - Salt Marsh Restoration in the Northeast: where we've been and where we're going.

Saturday Morning Ignite - Involving Citizens in Coastal Resource Science and Management

Call For Papers - presentation guidelines and submission form.

Registration - fee schedule and submission form. Due April 10. After this date, please register on-site.


Students - Presentation prizes and student travel awards.

Business Meeting - The NEERS Business Meeting will be held after the last presentation on Friday afternoon. All meeting participants are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion.

Program - draft version

Abstracts - on-line access

Meeting Evaluation Form - Please respond, we'd like your input! (This is a .docx download.)

Accommodations & Activities

Accommodations - Hotel information. Register by April 1 for the conference rate.

Meeting Site - meeting venue and local attractions

Field Trips

Meals and Social Events



General Information - 978-282-0308 x168

Abstracts or Other Program Concerns -

Registration, Student Travel Awards -

Website Issues -

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