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Established in 1888, The Geological Society of America™ provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry.
The Society's growing membership unites thousands of earth scientists from every corner of the globe in a common purpose to study the mysteries of our planet (and beyond) and share scientific findings.
- Learn more about GSA's history.
- Meet GSA's Governance and Committee members.
- A new strategic plan was approved by Council in November 2012.
Members were invited to comment during July and August 2012.
Take a look at the strategic plan.
|Our Vision||Our Mission|
To be the premier geological society supporting the global community in scientific discovery, communication, and application of geoscience knowledge.
To advance geoscience research and discovery, service to society, stewardship of Earth, and the geosciences profession.
GSA's Commitment to Diversity
The Geological Society of America (GSA) is a global professional society with a growing membership of more than 26,000 individuals in 115 countries. The GSA affirms its belief and commitment to diversity and will continue to develop its diverse base. The GSA is dedicated to maintaining an organizational climate where differing ideas, abilities, backgrounds, and needs are fostered with opportunities for members from divergent experiences to participate and contribute. The GSA recognizes that diverse perspectives are important and necessary for responsible and representative decision-making and leadership. Therefore, GSA strongly encourages participation in any GSA activity of all its members regardless of race, sex, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, or disability and will undertake reasonable efforts to ensure that its activities are open to all. (adopted 2 Dec. 2004)
Read GSA's Official Position Statement on Diversity in the Geosciences Community
Every year at our annual and section meetings, there are sessions and events that explicitly or implicitly underscore opportunity, diversity, and civil rights. Read President John Geissman’s letter to the Charlotte Convention and Visitors Bureau regarding the 2012 same-sex marriage ban by the North Carolina State Legislature.
Global Geoscience Initiative
IYPE Ends, GGI Begins
As activities associated with the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE) come to an end, GSA, AGI, the Geological Society of London, and the British Geological Survey, along with other members of the IYPE board and several earth science institutions, are exploring the idea of a Global Geoscience Initiative (GGI) in order to extend the success and spirit of the IYPE. The proposed GGI will have global scientific significance and clear societal goals.
[ view progress report and learn more ]
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|These documents will be updated periodically.|