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.



Hotel Blocks for Fall Meeting

Two hotel blocks have been reserved at special rates for the 2018 Fall meeting. See the Next Meeting page for details and reserve by October 2018.

Welcome New Board Members for 2018

SEERS welcomed two new board members at the 2018 Spring meeting. Enrique Reyes joined as President-Elect and Frank Lopez joined as Member at Large. Jessica Reichmuth stayed on to serve a second term as Program Chair. Welcome to the new Board members and thanks to Dr. Reichmuth for serving another term!

With the rotation of president positions, Cassondra Thomas is now the President of SEERS and Erik Smith is the Past President.

Thanks to outgoing Past President Geno Olmi for his service to the society.

Clay Montague named Honorary Member of SEERS

SEERS President Erik Smith (right) presents longtime member and former board member Clay Montague (center) with Honorary Membership.
SEERS President Erik Smith (right) presents longtime member and former board member Clay Montague (center) with Honorary Membership.
At our Spring 2018 meeting, the SEERS Board was pleased to bestow Honorary Membership on Clay Montague in recognition of his exceptional contributions to SEERS and the field of estuarine science. Dr. Montague served as SEERS Program Chair from 1982-1984 and President from 1992-1994, and he served two terms as Past President due to vacancies on the Board.

Thanks to our 2018 Spring Meeting Sponsors


Member Services Launched for Dues, Donations, Sponsorships

Your SEERS Board is pleased to announce the opening of our new Member Services site at At this time, we ask current members to login, update your member profile, and make sure your dues are current. New members may also join now. Member benefits still include reduced meeting registration rates and allow students to apply for travel awards. In addition, the Jobs Listing will soon become a members-only benefit, and we will launch a Member Directory where you can find and send messages to your fellow SEERS members.

As always, we welcome your donations to support student services such as travel awards. Donations will now be handled through our Wild Apricot site, whether from members or from supporters outside our SEERS community.

Registration for the 2018 Spring meeting will open soon! Non-members will be able to access meeting registration, but only members will see the lower member rates, so please make sure your dues are up to date before you register for the meeting. Meeting sponsors may also use the new Services site to sign up and pay for sponsorship, which is open now.

We hope you find the new Member Services site to be a convenient way to maintain your SEERS membership, access member benefits, and register for meetings.