Fall 2018 Meeting

11:30* a.m. Friday, October 26, 2018 to 12:15 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018
* lunch is served at 11:30 a.m on Friday; the conference starts at 12:30 p.m.

Note - this is a 2-day meeting...


UMass Dartmouth SMAST
836 South Rodney French Rd., New Bedford, MA
building: SMAST East (newer looking building), room 101-103 (this may change)

Parking Directions - SMAST

Important Due Dates:

September 12- abstracts due
September 19- student travel award application due
October 9 - last day for conference rate at the hotel
October 3- students notified re. travel awards
October 14- early meeting registration due
October 21- registration payment due to Treasurer

Local Organizers

Sara Grady (NEERS, MA Bays Program), Adrienne Papal (Mass CZM),
Amber Unruh (SMAST-UMass Dartmouth), John Logan (MA DMF), Kathryn Ford (MA DMF)


Gold Supporters



Silver Supporters



Organizations and individuals 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 - Citizen Science – Linking Science, Management, and Stewardship

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 (4:30-6:30). All meeting participants are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion. This is an election year! Our candidates include:
President Elect: Brett Branco, Brooklyn College
Secretary: Peg Pelletier, USEPA AED/ORD
Secretary: Tristan Taber, University of Maine


Accommodations - Hotel information.

Meeting Site - meeting venue and local attractions

Field Trip

Meals and Social Events



General Information - ; 781-659-8168

Abstracts or Other Program Concerns - or

Registration, Student Travel Awards -

Website Issues -

Having trouble accessing the email addresses? Download a .pdf of the Team NEERS contact information.