Fall 2016 Meeting

1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 20 to ~12 p.m. Saturday, October 22

(Thursday lunch begins at 12:15.)

Spring House Hotel
Block Island, Rhode Island

Important Due Dates:

September 2 - abstracts due
September 15 - student travel award application due
October 6 - early meeting registration due
until full - last day for conference rate at the hotel
October 13 - registration payment due to Treasurer


University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography

Veronica Berounsky, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography; Walter Berry, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Autumn Oczkowski, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Charles Roman, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography

Please return to Block Island with us this October! As many of you know, Block Island is a very special place (the Nature Conservancy calls it “one of the world’s last great places”) and October is a great time to visit this island 12 miles out from the Rhode Island mainland. As is tradition, we will be renting out the whole Spring House Hotel, where the meeting will also be held. This meeting is akin to a NEERS retreat and there will be plenty of opportunities to network with other meeting attendees. Just a 15 minute walk from the ferry landing, Block Island’s oldest (but renovated) hotel is situated on a 15-acre promontory overlooking Old Harbor, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Block Island foothills.

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Bronze Supporter

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 - "Next questions and future directions: Emerging perspectives in Estuarine and Coastal Marine Science."

Call For Papers - presentation guidelines and submission form.

Registration - fee schedule and submission form.

Program - .pdf of the program

Abstracts - If you would like a hard copy of the abstracts at the meeting, please print your own copy prior to the meeting. A review copy will be available at the registraiton desk.


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.

Reminder - Fall 2016 is an election meeting for NEERS! Please view the position statements of our candidates.


Accommodations - Hotel information.

Meeting Site - meeting venue and local attractions

Field Trips

Meals and Social Events



General Information - ; 401-783-8437 --or-- ; 401-782-3101

Abstracts or Other Program Concerns - or

Registration, Student Travel Awards -

Website Issues -

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