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.



Fall Meeting Canceled, Plans Postponed to 2019 Spring


As you know, Hurricane Florence came roaring on shore near our Fall Meeting location, and the campus of UNC-Wilmington has suffered some damage. We know many folks are in recovery mode, and our thoughts are with you.  For these reasons, we have decided to postpone the Fall meeting until the Spring and keep it at the same location. We will inform you of the new date as soon as we have one.  For those of you who have already registered, your registration will be carried over to the Spring meeting and there will be no need to re-register.  Also, if you have made hotel reservations, make sure to contact them regarding our change of plans.

We encourage you to help the UNCW community get back on its feet.  You can donate at

Thank you for your patience and understanding regarding the Fall Meeting. We were very much looking forward to seeing everyone in November but Florence had other plans for us.

Cassondra Armstrong
SEERS President

Emergency Relief for UNCW Students in Need

Wilmington, NC, the location for our upcoming meeting, has been greatly impacted by Hurricane Florence. We will be assessing meeting plans as soon as possible so stayed tuned for updates. If you are looking for ways to help in the hurricane relief efforts, please consider a donation to the emergency relief fund that UNCW has established to provide assistance to their students in need.

Message from the President Regarding Hurricane Florence

As we begin our preparations for the Fall meeting in Wilmington, our thoughts are with those who are also preparing for Hurricane Florence. Our livelihoods and location make our community particularly vulnerable to these storms. To all who will be affected: be safe, take care, evacuate if needed. And please keep in touch through social media. Let us know you’re OK.

Cassondra Thomas
SEERS President

Thanks to our 2018 Fall Meeting Sponsors

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.