GSA Associated Society Highlights

GSA has a long tradition of collaborating with partners in pursuit of mutual goals to advance the geosciences, enhance the professional growth of members, and promote the geosciences in the service of humanity.

All 63 GSA Associated Societies will be highlighted here over the coming year. Watch GSA Connection for a note about the next group.


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September GSA Connection

Geological Society of China Geological Society of China (GSC)
The Geological Society of China(GSC)was founded in Beijing on 27 January 1922, one of the earliest scientific organizations in China, whose predecessor was the Chinese Society of Earth Sciences formed in Tianjin in 1909 and the earliest geological map ever produced in China (that of the former Zhili Province, covering the present Hebei Province, Beijing, and Tianjin) was published in founding issue of the Journal of the Chinese Society of Earth Sciences, 1910. GSC holds more than 30 domestic scientific meetings every year, covering most areas in the geological sciences as well as a number of international meetings. GSC also help Chinese geologists to participate in geological activities held abroad.
Paleontological Society Paleontological Society (PS)
The PS was founded in 1908 and is devoted exclusively to the advancement of the science of paleontology. Members, representing 40 countries, consist of professional paleontologists, academicians, explorationists, science editors, earth-science teachers, museum specialists, land managers, students, amateurs, and hobbyists.
Seismological Society of America Seismological Society of America (SSA)
SSA is an international scientific society devoted to the advancement of seismology and the understanding of earthquakes for the benefit of society. Founded in 1906, the Society now has members throughout the world representing a variety of technical interests: seismologists and other geophysicists, geologists, engineers, insurers, and policy-makers in preparedness and safety.
Sigma Gamma Epsilon Sigma Gamma Epsilon (SGE)
SGE was founded in 1915 and was established to recognize scholarship and professionalism in the Earth Sciences. It has for its objectives the scholastic, scientific, and professional advancement of its members and the extension of relations of friendship and assistance among colleges and universities which are devoted to the advancement of the Earth Sciences.
Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, A.C. Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, A.C. (SGM)
The origins of the SGM date back to 1903. 100 years after its founding the Society has established close relationships with educational institutions and scientific societies, currently serving with its main objectives is to meet the growing needs of our country and the preparation of new professionals in the field of geoscience, which contributes to the development of our country.
Societá Geologica Italiana Societá Geologica Italiana (SGI)
SGI was founded in Bologna 29 September 1881 and declared a non-profit organization. The society is the oldest scientific Italian company operating in the field of Earth Sciences. The aim of the societyis the advancement, promotion and dissemination of geological knowledge in their theoretical and applied aspects.
Society for Environmental Geochemistry & Health Society for Environmental Geochemistry & Health (SEGH)
SEGH was established in 1971 to provide a forum for scientists from various disciplines to work together in understanding the interaction between the geochemical environment and the health of plants, animals, and humans. Membership is international and there are regional sections to coordinate activities in Europe, Americas and Asia/ Pacific
Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME)
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose nearly 15,000 membership represents all professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 85 countries. SME members are engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide minerals community through information exchange and professional development. SME's staff of 45 are located in Englewood, Colorado.
Society for Sedimentary Geology Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
SEPM is an international not-for-profit Society based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Through its network of international members, the Society is dedicated to the dissemination of scientific information on sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, environmental sciences, marine geology, hydrogeology, and many additional related specialties.
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)
The SPNHC was founded in 1985 and is an international organization devoted to the preservation, conservation and management of natural history collections. Since then, it has grown into an international organization with a global membership of collections care professionals.
Society of Economic Geologists Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
SEG was established in 1920 by a group of individuals especially interested in economic geology. The Society is an international organization of individual members with interests in the field of economic geology. Objectives include advancing the science of geology, disseminating basic and applied scientific information and advancing the status of the profession of economic geology.
Society of Exploration Geophysicists Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
The Society promotes the science of applied geophysics and the education of geophysicists. SEG, founded in 1930, fosters the expert and ethical practice of geophysics in the exploration and development of natural resources, in characterizing the near surface, and in mitigating earth hazards. The Society fulfills its mission through its publications, conferences, forums, web sites, and educational opportunities.
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP)
SVP was founded in 1940, and is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes. The object of the society is to advance the science of vertebrate paleontology and to serve the common interests and facilitate the cooperation of all persons concerned with the history, evolution, comparative anatomy, and taxonomy of vertebrate animals, as well as field occurrence, collection, and study of fossil vertebrates and the stratigraphy of the beds in which they are found.
Soil Science Society of America Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
SSSA was founded in 1936. The Society is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global soils. SSSA provides information about soils in relation to crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management, recycling, and wise land use.
Western Interior Paleontological Society Western Interior Paleontological Society (WIPS)
The WIPS association was founded in 1985 and is dedicated to scientific, educational and charitable activities related to paleontology, the study of fossils. Members find, study and preserve fossils from times long past, and are involved in many aspects of the earth sciences

August GSA Connection

Mineralogical Society of America logo Mineralogical Society of America (MSA)
MSA was founded in 1919 for the advancement of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, and promotion of their uses in other sciences, industry, and the arts. It encourages fundamental research about natural materials; supports the teaching of mineralogical concepts and procedures; and attempts to raise the scientific literacy of society with respect to issues involving mineralogy in the widest sense.
MGWA logo Minnesota Ground Water Association (MGWA)
MGWA promotes public policy and scientific education about ground water; encouragement of the scientific and public policy aspects of ground water; establish a common forum for scientists, engineers, planners, educators, attorneys, and other persons concerned with ground water; education of the general public regarding ground water resources; and dissemination of information on ground water through meetings of the membership.
National Assoc of Black Geologists and Geophysicists logo National Association of Black Geologists and Geophysicists (NABGG)
NABGG was established in June 1981 to inform students of career opportunities that exist in the field of geosciences; encourage them to take advantage of scholarship programs, grant, and loans that are established for minority students; aid minority students in the search for summer employment; and aid corporate members interested in obtaining summer employees for positions that will enhance the students' background and marketability.
NAGT logo National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
NAGT works to raise the quality of and emphasis on teaching the geosciences at all levels. Members include K–12 teachers and college and university faculty as well as educators working with the general public through outlets such as museums and science centers. NAGT's purpose is to foster improvement in the teaching of the earth sciences at all levels of formal and informal instruction, to emphasize the cultural significance of the earth sciences, and to disseminate knowledge in this field to the general public.
National Assoc of State Boards of Geology National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG®)
The purpose of ASBOG is to serve as a connective link among the individual state geologic registration licensing boards for the planning and preparation of uniform procedures and the coordination of geologic protective measures for the general public. One of association's principal services is to develop standardized written examinations for determining qualifications of applicants seeking licensure as professional geologists.
NCKRI member logo National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI)
NCKRI is a non-profit government-supported institute headquartered in Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA. Its goals are to conduct, support, facilitate, and promote programs in cave and karst research, education, environmental management, and data acquisition and sharing.
National Earth Science Teachers Assoc National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA)
NESTA was founded in 1985, with a mission is to facilitate and advance excellence in earth and space science education. NESTA is made up of and governed by classroom teachers and extends its influence through association with other professional societies and organizations.
National Ground Water Association National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
NGWA's mission is to advance knowledge of groundwater. Programs include educational short courses and conferences, the NGWA Ground Water Expo, certification, publications, Ground Water Awareness Week, and legislative advocacy.
Nepal Geological Society logo Nepal Geological Society (NGS)
The Nepal Geological Society was formalized 15 April 1980. The main objectives of the society are to develop and promote the research and application of geological sciences to the national development; to foster high professional standard among its members; to promote and protect the professional interests of earth scientists of the country (Himalaya-Tibet region); to be active in protection and conservation of environment and in reduction of natural disaster.
PRI logo Paleontological Research Institution (PRI)
PRI was founded in 1932. The Institution serves society by increasing and disseminating knowledge about the history of life on Earth. The Institution cares for a collection of nearly three million specimens. PRI's Museum of the Earth was established in 2003 to provide the general public with a unique opportunity to explore our world through a mix of natural history displays, interactive science features, and art exhibitions.

July GSA Connection

HESS logo History of the Earth Sciences Society (HESS)
HESS was founded in 1982 to help satisfy the gap between the humanities and the sciences for those historians interested in the history of earth science, and geoscientists interested in the history of their fields. With greater prominence and a journal dedicated to the field, more support for intellectual endeavors in the broad domain of geoscience history has been forthcoming.
IAGD logo International Association for Geoscience Diversity (IAGD)
The aim of IAGD is to reduce any academic isolation both faculty and students may feel in their own institutions while they work through the barriers of access to the geosciences by using their website as a repository for sharing teaching resources and also as a place where students and faculty can interact as part of a large community. As an international organization, our primary efforts are centered on increasing access for students with disabilities facing barriers to inclusion in geoscience programs. Our mission is to improve access to the geosciences for persons with disabilities and promote communities of research, instruction and student support.
IAEM logo International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
The International Association of Emergency Managers, which has more than 5,000 members worldwide, is the preeminent international non-profit organization of emergency management professionals. IAEM is dedicated to promoting the "Principles of Emergency Management" and representing professionals whose goals are saving lives and protecting property and the environment during emergencies and disasters.
IAGC logo International Association of GeoChemistry (IAGC)
IAGC is an organization committed to excellence in the geochemical sciences that promotes the application of chemistry across the entire spectrum of the earth and environmental sciences. This is accomplished through sponsoring scientific conferences and educational activities, establishing internal specialty-area working groups, and disseminating new geochemical knowledge through scientific publishing.
IAH logo International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH)
IAH was formally established in 1956. In addition to annual or biennial congresses, the Association holds or co-sponsors many meetings each year through its National Committees or with sister international organisations, and many of these produce their own, separate publications.
IMGA logo International Medical Geology Association (IMGA)
IMGA in its present form was founded in January 2004 but began as an idea ten years before in 1996 when a working group on Medical Geology was established by IUGS. Its primary aim is to increase awareness among scientists, medical specialists and the general public on the importance of geological factors for health and wellbeing. It was recognized that the limited extent of cooperation and communication among these groups restricted the ability of scientists and public health workers to solve a range of complex environmental health problems.
ISAR logo International Society for Aeolian Research (ISAR)
ISAR was created to promote contacts among scientists undertaking research in aeolian processes, landforms, and modeling, to stimulate scientific research in aeolian topics and related fields, and to further the application of the results of such research into practical applications. ISAR promotes contacts among those undertaking research in aeolian processes and related subjects for discussion and comparison of research results; initiates conferences such as International Conference on Aeolian Research (ICAR); by organizes relevant excursions and demonstrations; establishes contacts and cooperation with organizations in other fields of science aimed at similar general purposes; and supports the publication of the peer-reviewed scientific journal Aeolian Research.
Israel Geological Society logo Israel Geological Society
The Israel Geological Society is a nonprofit organization founded in 1954. The aims of the society include discussion of facts and current issues in the field of earth science and promotion of earth science in general and Israel in particular.
KWI logo Karst Waters Institute (KWI)
KWI's mission is to improve the fundamental understanding of karst water systems through sound scientific research and the education of professionals and the public. Institute activities include the initiation, coordination, and conduct of research, the sponsorship of conferences and workshops, and occasional publication of scientific works.
MAS logo Microanalysis Society (MAS)
The purpose of MAS is to advance and disseminate knowledge concerning the principles, instrumentation, and applications of microanalysis down to the atomic level.
MAC logo Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC)
MAC was formed in 1955 as a non-profit scientific organization to promote and advance the knowledge of mineralogy and the allied disciplines of crystallography, petrology, geochemistry, and mineral deposits.
MS Great Britain logo Mineralogical Society (MS)
The MS of Great Britain and Ireland is an international society for all those working in the mineral sciences. The Society, instituted in 1876, has the general object of advancing the knowledge of the science of mineralogy and its application to other subjects including crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, environmental science and economic geology. More specifically, the Society does the following: publishes scientific journals, books, monographs and on-line journals; supports/holds scientific meetings; liaises with other Societies with similar objectives; provides awards/bursaries to members/non-members; publishes a bimonthly magazine.

June GSA Connection

Geologica Belgica logo Geologica Belgica (Geological Society of Belgium; GB)
GB is a Belgian, bilingual, non-profit organization established in Brussels, with the goal to contribute to the development of earth sciences and to create an environment favorable for the communication of scientific knowledge and research. All universities and institutions active in the field of geology are represented in the board of Geologica Belgica. The society organizes geological meetings, workshops, and field trips, and bestow scientific awards and distinctions such as the André Dumont Medal and the Vandenbroeck Medal.
GAC Geological Association of Canada (GAC®)
GAC was formed in Toronto on 11 March 1947. Objectives of the association include promoting the science of geology; holding conferences, meetings, and exhibitions for the discussion of geological problems/exchange views; and publishing various journals/collections of learned papers.
GSAf logo Geological Society of Africa (GSAf)
GSAf was founded in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in December 1973. The Society is affiliated with the International Union of Geological Sciences. It supports the establishment of national geological societies and the development of close links with other national associations; assists and promotes training courses, workshops and conferences; international research programmes in Africa and is particularly concerned with the application of geoscience to mitigate the social and economic problems affecting the continent.
GSAus logo Geological Society of Australia (GSAus)
GSAus was established as a non-profit organisation in 1952 to promote, advance and support Earth sciences in Australia. Key strategies are to cater for a wide diversity of members; influence the decision making processes of government, particularly to support geoscience research and teaching; encourage and promote wider community awareness and application of Earth sciences; provide media and forums for communication in the Earth sciences.
GSL logo Geological Society of London (GSL)
GSL was inaugurated on 13 November 1807. The development of the Society to encompass the regulation of the geological profession was made possible almost two decades later by the reunification between the Institution and the Society. During its comparatively brief existence, the IG was able to claim many achievements with the most notable being: a process for the professional validation of geologists; a system of regional groups; external relations with government, industry and other professional bodies; being a founder member of the European Federation of Geologists; and the publication of a house magazine and The Geologist's Directory. All of these are now important features of the new Geological Society created by the reunification in 1991, which also started a process of continuing modernization within the changed Society.
GSSA logo Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA)
GSSA was established on the 4 February 1895 and is one of the oldest scientific societies in South Africa. It is a society that exists for geologists and earth scientists with an interest in Africa, and southern Africa in particular. The GSSA aims to promote the study of the earth sciences and to look after the interests of earth scientists by providing forums (meetings/conferences) and events where geologists and members from related disciplines may meet and share ideas, discuss advances in the science, emerging technology, and new geological models and ideas.
Geologische Vereinigung logo Geologische Vereinigung (GV)
GV is a non-profit international Earth science organization. Since 1910 the GV's mission has been to promote scientific study of the Earth's development in time and space and to publish the results of these scientific studies; to promote cooperation among science administrators and scientific organizations; to initiate and participate in geoscience programs and projects; to promote interdisciplinary discussions, publication, and the dissemination of information.
GSIS logo Geoscience Information Society (GSIS)
GSIS facilitates the exchange of information in the geosciences through cooperation among scientists, librarians, editors, cartographers, educators, and information professionals.
GSNZ logo Geoscience Society of New Zealand (GSNZ)
The GSNZ encourages the advancement of the geosciences in New Zealand. The Society holds a conference in a different part of New Zealand each year, presents annual awards, and publishes a newsletter every four months.
GRA-Calif logo Groundwater Resources Association of California (GRA)
GRA is dedicated to resource management that protects and improves groundwater supply and quality through education and technical leadership. GRA's mission includes: promoting professional development of scientists, engineers, and others involved in the assessment, development, quality and management of the state's groundwater resources; develop scientific educational programs that promote the understanding and implementation of groundwater assessment, protection, and management and develop a pro-active role with the legislature as an authority on technical groundwater issues.

May GSA Connection

AASG Association of American State Geologists (AASG)
AASG represents the State Geologists of the 50 United States and Puerto Rico. Founded in 1908, AASG seeks to advance the science and practical application of geology and related earth sciences in the United States and its territories, commonwealths, and possessions.
AESE logo Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE)
AESE is a group of individuals involved in selection, editing, and publication of manuscripts, books, journals, reports, and maps pertaining to the earth sciences. AESE provides a forum for the interchange of ideas that will lead to more effective dissemination of earth science information to the scientific community, educators and students, and the public.
AEG Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG)
AEG contributes to its members' professional success and the public welfare by providing leadership, advocacy, and applied research in environmental and engineering geology.
AGID logo Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID)
AGID has achieved much since it was founded in 1974; holding and delivering training courses, organising conferences and providing financial assistance for students from developing countries. AGID has organised and/or supported a total of well over one hundred geoscientific projects, workshops, conferences and field seminars in Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America, Europe, Australia and the Pacific, and many of its national groups also have active programmes of events.
CMS logo The Clay Minerals Society (CMS)
CMS is an international organization devoted to the study of clays and clay minerals. The society encourages exchange of research findings through the publications, sponsorship of an annual meeting, online access to the archived journals, special publications, the Source Clays Repository, and other network building activities.
CSS logo Colorado Scientific Society (CSS)
CSS was founded in Denver, Colorado, on December 8, 1882, by individuals interested in an exchange of observations and ideas on topics in earth science. Members include representatives from many earth-science organizations, including federal and state government agencies, universities throughout the region, and private industry.
CUR logo Council on Undergraduate Research Geosciences Division (CUR)
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and its affiliated colleges, universities, and individuals share a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students at all institutions serving undergraduate students. CUR believes that faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society by remaining active in research and by involving undergraduates in research.
Cushman Foundation logo Cushman Foundation (CF)
The Cushman Foundation was founded in 1950 by a group of dedicated foraminiferal researchers to ensure the continued publication of the Contributions from the Cushman Laboratory for Foraminiferal Research, which was started in 1925 by Joseph A. Cushman. The stated purpose of the Foundation is "to promote research on foraminifera and allied organisms."
EEGS logo Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS)
EEGS is an applied scientific organization founded in 1992 to promote the science of geophysics especially as it is applied to environmental and engineering problems; to foster common scientific interests of geophysicists and their colleagues in other related sciences and engineering; to maintain a high professional standing among its members; and to promote fellowship and cooperation among persons interested in the science.
Geochemical Society logo Geochemical Society (GS)
GS is a scientific society founded to encourage the application of chemistry to the solution of geological and cosmological problems. Membership is international and diverse in background, encompassing such fields as organic geochemistry, high and low-temperature geochemistry, petrology, meteoritics, fluid-rock interaction, and isotope geochemistry.

April GSA Connection

AASP AASP - The Palynological Society
AASP was established in 1967 to promote all aspects of palynology in academia and industry. Today AASP has a world-wide membership of about 500. AASP annually awards student scholarships to promote the study of palynology. It bestows several awards on its members in recognition of their service, and upon palynologists worldwide in recognition of their accomplishments in the field of palynology.
AAPG logo American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
AAPG was founded in 1917 to foster scientific research, to advance the science of geology, to promote technology, and to inspire high professional conduct, still guides the Association today. AAPG provides publications, conferences, and educational opportunities to geoscientists and disseminates the most current geological information available to the general public.
AGU logo American Geophysical Union (AGU)
AGU was established in 1919 and has provided almost a century of support and services to the scientific community. AGU is an international union of scientists, working together on a broad spectrum of scientific topics that span all of the Earth and space sciences. Research encompasses everything from the exploration of the planets, to studies of the structure and chemical composition of the Earth's deep interior, to understanding the Earth's atmosphere and the causes of climate change.
AIPG logo American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
AIPG is also celebrating a milestone anniversary this year: 50 years! AIPG was founded in 1963, and it is the largest association dedicated to promoting geology as a profession and emphasizes competence, integrity and ethics. AIPG is an advocate for the profession and communicates regularly to federal and state legislators and agencies on matters pertaining to the geosciences.
AMQUA logo American Quaternary Association (AMQUA)
AMQUA was founded in 1970 primarily to foster cooperation and communication among the remarkably broad array of disciplines involved in studying the Quaternary Period. These disciplines include anthropology, archaeology, botany, climatology, ecology, geochemistry, geochronology, geography, geology, geomorphology, geophysics, hydrology, limnology, meteorology, neotectonics, oceanography, paleontology, palynology, soil science, and zoology.
ARMA logo American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA)
ARMA serves as an information repository on the development of rock mechanics, rock engineering, and geomechanics, and promotes the development of knowledge within the field. ARMA provides a communications link, a forum, and an information resource for members, related organizations, and the public. ARMA's goal is to disseminate information through meetings, publications, and the Internet.
ASLO logo American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
The purpose of ASLO is to foster a diverse, international scientific community that creates, integrates and communicates knowledge across the full spectrum of aquatic sciences, advances public awareness and education about aquatic resources and research, and promotes scientific stewardship of aquatic resources for the public interest.
AWRA logo American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
AWRA was founded in 1964 as a non-profit professional association dedicated to the advancement of men and women in water resources management, research, and education. AWRA's membership is multidisciplinary; its diversity is its hallmark. It is the professional home of a wide variety of water resources experts including engineers, educators, foresters, biologists, ecologists, geographers, managers, regulators, hydrologists, and attorneys.
AGA Asociación Geológica Argentina (AGA)
6 July 1945 - the AGA was founded. Primary objective tend to the advancement of Geological Sciences stimulating academic research, especially in terms to a better understanding of the geological structure of our country and neighboring regions of America." Another paragraph states: "It is our intention to publish a magazine that will be the official organ of the Geological Society in Argentina and which appear scientific papers regarding geological disciplines ."
AWG logo Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG)
The Association for Women Geoscientists is an international organization devoted to enhancing the quality and level of participation of women in geosciences and to introduce girls and young women to geoscience careers. Membership is open to anyone who supports AWG's goals.

International

Below: International societies with consistent aims and missions of advancing the geosociences ane/or science in general. (posted March 2013).

AGA Asociación Geológica Argentina (AGA)
6 July 1945 - the AGA was founded. Primary objective tend to the advancement of Geological Sciences stimulating academic research, especially in terms to a better understanding of the geological structure of our country and neighboring regions of America." Another paragraph states: "It is our intention to publish a magazine that will be the official organ of the Geological Society in Argentina and which appear scientific papers regarding geological disciplines ."
AGID Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID)
AGID has achieved much since it was founded in 1974; holding and delivering training courses, organising conferences and providing financial assistance for students from developing countries. AGID has organised and/or supported a total of well over one hundred geoscientific projects, workshops, conferences and field seminars in Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America, Europe, Australia and the Pacific, and many of its national groups also have active programmes of events.
GB Geologica Belgica (Geological Society of Belgium) (GB)
Geologica Belgica is a Belgian, bilingual, non-profit organization established in Brussels, with the goal to contribute to the development of Earth Sciences and to create an environmental favorable for the communication of scientific knowledge and research. All universities and institutions active in the field of geology are represented in the board of Geologica Belgica. Its "sister" association "Société Géologique de Belgique". Geological Belgica organizes geological meetings, workshops and field trips, and bestow scientific awards and distinctions such as the André Dumont Medal and the Vandenbroeck Medal.
GAC Geological Association of Canada (GAC)
Geological Association of Canada (GAC) was formed in Toronto, 11 March 1947. Objective of the association include: promote the science of geology; hold conferences, meetings, and exhibitions for the discussion of geological problems/exchange views; publish various journals/collections of learned papers.
GSAf Geological Society of Africa (GSAf)
The Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) was founded in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in December 1973. The Society is affiliated to the International Union of Geological Sciences. It supports the establishment of national geological societies and the development of close links with other national associations; assists and promotes training courses, workshops and conferences; international research programmes in Africa and is particularly concerned with the application of geoscience to mitigate the social and economic problems affecting the continent. The Society issues a newsletter.
GSAus Geological Society of Australia (GSAus)
The Geological Society of Australia was established as a non-profit organisation in 1952 to promote, advance and support Earth sciences in Australia. Key strategies are to: cater for a wide diversity of members; influence the decision making processes of government, particularly to support geoscience research and teaching; encourage and promote wider community awareness and application of Earth sciences; provide media and forums for communication in the Earth sciences.
GSL Geological Society of London (GSL)
The Society was inaugurated on 13 November 1807. The development of the Society to encompass the regulation of the geological profession was made possible almost two decades later by the reunification between the Institution and the Society. During its comparatively brief existence, the IG was able to claim many achievements with the most notable being: a process for the professional validation of geologists; a system of regional groups; external relations with government, industry and other professional bodies; being a founder member of the European Federation of Geologists; and the publication of a house magazine and The Geologist’s Directory. All of these are now important features of the new Geological Society created by the reunification in 1991, which also started a process of continuing modernization within the changed Society.
GSSA Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA)
The Geological Society of South Africa (the GSSA) was established on the 4 February 1895 and is one of the oldest scientific societies in South Africa. It is a society that exists for geologists and earth scientists with an interest in Africa, and southern Africa in particular. The GSSA aims to promote the study of the earth sciences and to look after the interests of earth scientists by providing forums (meetings/conferences) and events where geologists and members from related disciplines may meet and share ideas, discuss advances in the science, emerging technology, and new geological models and ideas.
GV Geologische Vereinigung (GV)
The Geologische Vereinigung e.V. (GV) is a non-profit international Earth science organization with. Since 1910 the GV's mission has been: to promote scientific study of the Earth's development in time and space and to publish the results of these scientific studies; to promote cooperation among science administrators and scientific organizations; to initiate and participate in geoscience programs and projects; to promote interdisciplinary discussions, publication, and the dissemination of information.
GSNZ Geoscience Society of New Zealand (GSNZ)
The Society encourages the advancement of the geosciences in New Zealand. The Society holds a conference in a different part of New Zealand each year, presents annual awards, and publishes a newsletter every four months.
IAH International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH)
The association was formally established in 1956. .In addition to annual or biennial congresses, the Association holds or co-sponsors many meetings each year through its National Committees or with sister international organisations, and many of these produce their own, separate publications
IMGA International Medical Geology Association (IMGA)
IMGA in its present form was founded in January 2004 but began as an idea ten years before in 1996 when a working group on Medical Geology was established by IUGS. Its primary aim is to increase awareness among scientists, medical specialists and the general public on the importance of geological factors for health and wellbeing. It was recognised that the limited extent of cooperation and communication among these groups restricted the ability of scientists and public health workers to solve a range of complex environmental health problems.
IGS Israel Geological Society (IGS)
Israel Geological Society is a nonprofit organization founded in 1954. The aims of the society include: discussion of facts and current issues in the field of earth science, promotion of earth science in general and Israel in particular.
MAC Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC)
The Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) was formed in 1955 as a non-profit scientific organization to promote and advance the knowledge of mineralogy and the allied disciplines of crystallography, petrology, geochemistry and mineral deposits.
MS The Mineralogical Society (MS)
The Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland is an international society for all those working in the mineral sciences. The Society, instituted in 1876, has the general object of advancing the knowledge of the science of mineralogy and its application to other subjects including crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, environmental science and economic geology. More specifically, the Society does the following: publishes scientific journals, books, monographs and on-line journals; supports/holds scientific meetings; liaises with other Societies with similar objectives; provides awards/bursaries to members/non-members; publishes a bimonthly magazine.
NGS Nepal Geological Society (NGS)
The Society was formalized 15 April 1980. Main objectives of the society are to develop and promote the research and application of geological sciences to the national development; to foster high professional standard among its members; to promote and protect the professional interests of earth scientists of the country (Himalaya-Tibet region); to be active in protection and conservation of environment and in reduction of natural disaster.
SGM Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, A. C. (SGM)
The origins of the society date back to 1903. A 100 years after its founding the Geological Society has established close relationships with educational institutions and scientific societies, currently serving with its main objectives is to meet the growing needs of our country and the preparation of new professionals in the field of geoscience, which contributes to the development of our country.
SGI Societá Geologica Italiana (SGI)
Founded in Bologna 29 September 1881 and declared a non-profit organization, is the oldest scientific association Italian company operating in the field of Earth Sciences. The aim of the societyis the advancement, promotion and dissemination of geological knowledge in their theoretical and applied aspects.
SEGH Society for Environmental Geochemistry & Health (SEGH)
SEGH was established in 1971 to provide a forum for scientists from various disciplines to work together in understanding the interaction between the geochemical environment and the health of plants, animals, and humans. Membership is international and there are regional sections to coordinate activities in Europe, the Americas, and Asia/Pacific.

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