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. This year's conference theme is Status of the Estuary and Nearshore Ocean - Implications for the Future. The call for paper and poster abstracts is available online, and abstracts are due February 7, 2020. CREC 2020 will take place April 28-30, 2020 at the Liberty Theater in Astoria, Oregon. Read about past CRECs here.