2019 Spring Meeting: REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Registration is closed for the Spring 2019 SEERS meeting, to be held Thursday, March 7, through Saturday, March 9, 2019. We hope to see you there! All sessions will be held at UNCW’s Center for Marine Science. The meeting theme will be the “Art of Resilience.”As disturbances become more frequent, the need to focus on how coastal ecosystems bounce back after a disturbance becomes important. As always, check our Next Meeting page for up-to-date meeting details.

Plenary Speaker Announced for Spring 2019 Meeting

Our plenary speaker on Thursday evening will be Jessica Whitehead, the coastal communities hazards adaptation specialist for North Carolina Sea Grant. She assists coastal users with integrating information about resilience to coastal weather and climate hazards into their decision-making processes. She is assisting with the development of public-private partnerships to improve risk communication and disaster recovery on Hatteras Island and throughout North Carolina as the state recovers from Hurricane Florence. Recently, she has also become more interested in using the arts to improve community understanding of and engagement with resilience. She was the science interpretation advisor on the RISING exhibition, which features fine art photography by photographer Baxter Miller and oral histories of coastal change in North Carolina collected by Ryan Stancil and Barbara Garrity-Blake, informed by coastal science and integrated in a multimedia experience.

2019 Spring Meeting: REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Registration is now open for the Spring 2019 SEERS meeting, to be held Thursday, March 7, through Saturday, March 9, 2019. All sessions will be held at UNCW’s Center for Marine Science. The meeting theme will be the “Art of Resilience.”As disturbances become more frequent, the need to focus on how coastal ecosystems bounce back after a disturbance becomes important. We are currently finalizing room blocks at local hotels for lodging and will have updates on that soon. As always, check our Next Meeting page for up-to-date meeting details. We hope to see everyone in March!

SEED Fund Logo Needed

Calling all artists! SEERS anticipates the launch of our new Student Estuarine EDucation (SEED) fund at our 2019 Spring meeting. However, we are in need of a logo to represent this award, which will be granted to help student research.

The rules? Create a logo that is complimentary to our current SEERS logo, but represents the purpose of the SEED fund. Please submit all entries to Cassondra Thomas by emailing her at president@seers.org. Entries will be accepted until February 8, 2019; the winner will be announced at our Spring meeting.

2019 Spring Meeting: SAVE THE DATE!

We thank you for your patience as we worked with our local hosts in Wilmington, NC to get the details of our 2019 Spring meeting finalized after the effects of Hurricane Florence. We are pleased to announce that the meeting will be held Thursday, March 7, through Saturday, March 9, 2019. All sessions will be held at UNCW’s Center for Marine Science. The meeting theme will still be the “Art of Resilience.”As disturbances become more frequent, the need to focus on how coastal ecosystems bounce back after a disturbance becomes important. We are currently finalizing room blocks at local hotels for lodging, and we expect to open registration on Monday, January 7, 2019. As always, check our Next Meeting page for up-to-date meeting details. We hope to see everyone in March!

Fall Meeting Canceled, Plans Postponed to 2019 Spring

SEERSians,

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 https://giving.uncw.edu/emergencyrelief.

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

2018 Fall Meeting: REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Registration and abstract submission is now open for our 2018 Fall Meeting to be held at the Center for Marine Science at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington on November 1-3, 2018. Dr. Devon Eulie, Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences, is our local host. The meeting will feature a special session on the “Art of Resilience” and a plenary address by Dr. Rachel Gittman. Please read all the information on the Next Meeting page before registering on our Services site. We hope to see you in Wilmington!

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

Notice of Website Transfer

We are in the process of transferring this website between hosting companies. Login using your Wild Apricot credentials to view the Job Listings may not work for a few days. We are aware of the problem and will fix it once the transfer is complete and domain name servers are pointing to the new location for seers.org. If you encounter any other problems, please contact webmaster@seers.org. Thanks for your patience.

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.

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