The very essence of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation is its members. It is of utmost importance that the Federation has an active membership. To continue to advance coastal and estuarine science, the Futures committee addresses both quantitative and qualitative aspects of membership and development of the Federation. It is important that we maintain steady, smart growth of the organization and find ways to enhance diversity within the organization.
We are a strong society, continually making strides toward the goals of promoting estuarine and coastal research, supporting education, and facilitating communication, as expressed in our Mission Statement. The resources---both fiscal and otherwise---that propel us toward these goals emanate from our membership.
Walter Boynton (chair)