Estuaries & Coasts traces its origin to the late Dr. Romeo J. Mansueti, who conceived and nurtured it as Chesapeake Science, a journal devoted to presenting research results and management studies on natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay region. Chesapeake Science was published and partially subsidized by the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory during its 18 year history. In 1977, the journal was acquired by the Estuarine Research Federation and in 1978 it was renamed Estuaries. Since then the journal has gained an international distribution and content. In 1987 the quarterly journal began publication in a larger 8.5 x 11 inch page format. In 1999, Estuaries became available to ERF members online, and in 2000 a CD-ROM set of all back issues of Chesapeake Science and Estuaries was produced. In 2000, Estuaries also began publication on a bimonthly schedule. In 2006, the journal was renamed Estuaries and Coasts to better represent its content. The cover design was also changed to display the profile of a prominent estuary from around the world.
Research on forecasting and analysis techniques, forecast verification studies, and case studies useful to forecasters. This includes submissions that report on changes to the suite of operational numerical models and statistical postprocessing techniques, demonstrate the transfer of research results to the forecast community, or illustrate the societal use and value of forecasts. Contributions that focus on forecasting and analysis techniques from the very short range out to seasonal time scales are welcome.