Our Mission is to promote coastal research and education.


What's new at CAERS?

Our new blog!


2016 Student presentation awardees!

Winter 2016 newsletter

Logo Contest outcome


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