Every two years, the Columbia River Estuary Conference (CREC) brings together people with interest in the lower Columbia River and its estuary, plume, and nearshore ocean. The call for papers and posters is available online, and abstracts are due February 2, 2018. CREC 2018 will take place in late April or early May. Additional details including the dates, location, and conference theme will be released soon. Read more about past CRECs here.