Southeastern Estuarine Research Society

A non-profit educational organization dedicated to the informal exchange of interdisciplinary information related to estuaries of the southeastern United States. SEERS promotes discussion of estuarine research, science, and management; promotes discussion of current research projects and management issues; and encourages participation of student colleagues. SEERS membership is largely, but not exclusively, from the states of NC, SC, GA and FL. SEERS typically meets twice per year, including the biennial CERF Conference. SEERS is an affiliate society of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation.




2014 Fall Meeting: REGISTER NOW!

Registration is now open for the 2014 Fall Meeting, to be held November 6-8, 2014 in Carolina Beach, NC. ! See the Next Meeting page for registration, prices, deadlines (October 10), student travel awards, presentation guidelines, and links to reserve a hotel room. We are offering a special end-of-year membership bonus: pay 2015 membership now and you can register for the 2014 Fall meeting as a member.

Thanks to our 2014 Fall Meeting Sponsors



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Nominations for Secretary, Treasurer, Student Rep

The Secretary, Treasurer, and Graduate Student Representative positions on the SEERS Board of Directors will be up for election in November with the positions beginning at the 2015 Spring Meeting (which will be organized by the current Board). All of these positions are for 2-year terms with the expectation of attending all 3 regional meetings during that time.

SEERS is a volunteer organization that needs people to serve on the Board and help the organization prosper.  It is a very rewarding endeavor and looks great on your resume and/or tenure package. The student representative must be a post-baccalaureate student who has completed at least one academic year toward an advanced degree.  If you are a first year student now, then you do qualify.  The student representative receives a SEERS travel award of $150 for each regional meeting.

You can nominate yourself or someone else. If you nominate someone else, please first check with them that they are willing to serve. Please contact Past-President Bob Virnstein with nominations or questions by Sept. 30, 2014.

2014 Fall Meeting: SAVE THE DATE!

2014 Fall Meeting

DATE: November 6-8, 2014

LOCATION: Carolina Beach, North Carolina at the beachfront Marriott Hotel. Details will be posted on the Next Meeting page as plans develop.

Welcome New Board Members

SEERS is pleased to announce that, following elections this spring, the new President-Elect is Erik Smith of the Baruch Marine Field Laboratory in Georgetown, SC and the new Program Chair is Loren Mathews of Georgia Southern University. Nikki Dix of the GTM NERR has agreed to serve as Member-at-Large. Congratulations to Erik, Loren, and Nikki, who will join other SEERS Governing Board members for their two-year terms of service.

On behalf of all the members of SEERS, I thank outgoing Program Chair Carla Curran, outgoing Member-at-Large Ed Proffitt, and outgoing Past President Denise Sanger for their unselfish work on behalf of our society. They have contributed greatly to SEERS. Former President Bob Virnstein now moves to the Past President position for another two years on the Board.

Geno Olmi, SEERS President

SEERS Celebrates 40 Years

At our recent Spring 2014 meeting we celebrated the 40th anniversary of SEERS! Our first meeting was in Savannah, GA in 1974. Here’s our anniversary message from CERF President Ken Heck: