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.



Nominations for Secretary, Treasurer, Student Rep 2017-2019

The Secretary, Treasurer, and Graduate Student Representative positions on the SEERS Board of Directors are up for election, with the positions beginning at the 2017 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 Geno Olmi with nominations or questions by March 1, 2017.

2017 Spring Meeting: Stay Tuned for Details

Our next meeting will be held jointly with the Benthic Ecology Meeting in Myrtle Beach, SC, April 12-16, 2017, and will be hosted by Coastal Carolina University. The SEERS portion of the meeting will be held April 13-15, 2017. Check back here soon for information about SEERS registration.

Thanks to our 2016 Fall Meeting Sponsors






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Welcome New Board Members for 2016

SEERS is pleased to announce that, following elections this spring, Cassondra Thomas is our new President-Elect and Jessica Reichmuth is our new Program Chair. Congratulations to Cassondra and Jessica, 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 Past President Robert Virnstein and outgoing Program Chair Loren Mathews for their service to our society. After this election, our recent President, Geno Olmi, becomes the Past President. Thanks to Geno for guiding our Society for the past two years.

Erik Smith, incoming SEERS President

Incoming President Erik Smith (R) receives The Crab Mallet from outgoing President Geno Olmi (L).
Incoming President Erik Smith (R) receives The Crab Mallet from outgoing President Geno Olmi (L).

Dennis Allen named Honorary Member of SEERS

Dennis Allen (L) was presented with Honorary Membership by outgoing President Geno Olmi (R).
Dennis Allen (L) was presented with Honorary Membership by outgoing President Geno Olmi (R).
At our Spring 2016 meeting, it was the SEERS Board’s extreme pleasure to bestow Honorary Membership on Dennis Allen, both for his exceptional contributions to the Society and for his outstanding work in the field of coastal and estuarine research. In addition to his many scholarly contributions, Dr. Allen has been a member and active participant of SEERS continuously since 1978, serving as Program Chair in 1984-1986 and President from 1990-1992. He also served as President-Elect, President, and Past-President of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (then known as the Estuarine Research Federation) from 1999-2005.