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.



Thanks to our 2016 Spring Meeting Sponsors

Xylem Inc.


Nominations for President-elect and Program Chair, 2016-2018

SEERS is currently seeking nominations for the positions of President-elect and Program Chair for the 2016-2018 term. These positions on the SEERS Board of Directors will begin at the 2016 Spring Meeting (which will be organized by the current Board). The President-elect will serve in that position for two years, then serve as President for the following two years and as Past President for the following two years, with a total commitment of six years. The term of the Program Chair is two years. Board members are expected to attend all three regional meetings during each two-year period and to make an effort to attend the CERF meeting during their term, as SEERS conducts a business meeting during the CERF meeting. The President of SEERS also serves on the Board of Directors for CERF and will be expected to attend meetings and fulfill other obligations as specified by CERF.

SEERS is a volunteer-run 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.

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. Nominations must be received by 5 pm. Friday Feb. 5, 2016.

2016 Spring Meeting: REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Registration is now open for the 2016 Spring Meeting, to be held March 10-12, 2016 at the University of South Carolina at Beaufort, Bluffton campus. See the Next Meeting page for registration, prices, deadlines (February 12), student travel awards, presentation guidelines, and instructions to reserve a hotel room.

Also remember to renew your membership for calendar year 2016 if you have not already done so, or join as a new member. Members receive discounted meeting registration, and student members may apply for travel awards. You can pay dues along with member meeting registration, or pay membership separately.

2016 Membership

We are now accepting membership dues for calendar year 2016. Regular dues are $20, students only $15. Join or renew today!

2015 Fall Meeting

SEERS will have a Business Meeting at the 2015 CERF Conference in Portland, OR, on Tuesday 10 November 2015 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in Room B116 of the Convention Center.  If you are at CERF 2015, please come to the SEERS meeting.