Our Mission is to promote coastal research and education.

What's new at CAERS?

Join us at CERF 2017 in Providence, RI!

November 5-9, 2017

Be a part of CERF's Rising TIDES Conference Mentoring Program

CERF’s Rising TIDES initiative promotes opportunities for all underrepresented minorities while cultivating a culture that actively engages and leverages diversity of all types

Or, consider being a mentor or mentee at the CERF meeting- check out the mentorship program.


Who we arE

The California Estuarine Research Society (CAERS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of education and research regarding California's and Baja California's estuarine and coastal environments. The society provides a forum to enhance communication among interested scientists, engineers, and students. 

CERF Affiliate

CAERS serves California and Baja California as the official affiliate of the international Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) whose purpose is to:

- promote research in estuarine & coastal waters

- promote communication between members of affiliated societies

- provide a source of advice in matters concerning estuaries and the coastal zone


Formed in 2002, CAERS is the newest affiliate of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF). CAERS was formed to fill a geographical gap in the CERF affiliate network, thereby strengthening ties among coastal and estuarine researchers in California and Baja California, Mexico.

Tijuana River Estuary

Tijuana River Estuary

Carquinez Bridge, San Francisco Bay Delta

Carquinez Bridge, San Francisco Bay Delta