The Coastal Ecology Workshop, this year celebrating its 25th anniversary, This years’ workshop #CEW2017 will be organized by the Department of Estuarine & Delta Systems of NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research. It will be held in the pittoresque village of Wemeldinge, located next to 'National Park Oosterschelde'. As every year, this workshop is especially intended for early career and PhD researchers that work on any topic related to coastal ecology. However, senior researchers are also welcome to share their knowledge and experience. During this workshop, there will be ample time to present and discuss results and research plans. Furthermore, we are planning some interactive elements to facilitate discussion and future collaborations, and we will organize an excursion to visit the NIOZ experimental facilities and field sites along the Western and Eastern Scheldt.