GSA International

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The purpose of GSA International is to promote, create, and enhance opportunities for international cooperation, provide a forum for science and policy discussions that are international in scope and relevance, build collaborative relationships with GSA Divisions and Associated Societies on international issues, and strengthen cooperation with international geoscientific societies.

International provides a communication platform for GSA members and promotes international relevant discussions around global geoscience hot topics, meetings, and GSA global activities.

International encourages and hosts international geoscience and environmental-related discussion topics through the Connected Community platform and promotes meetings, exchanges of visiting scholars/lecturers, organizes Annual Meeting topical sessions, and helps organize and promote field workshops.

Serving members in 118 countries, GSA programs unite the global science community in shaping the future of the Earth sciences. Wherever you live or work, GSA invites you to become involved by joining our network.

To join International and pay dues, please contact Sales & Service at or +1-800-472-1988.

GSAI Newsletter

Discover GSA's global vision for 2024: advancing geoscience worldwide through enhanced international collaborations, support for scientists, and fostering community growth.

Read the latest GSAI newsletter (April 2024)
Read the Q1 GSAI newsletter (January 2024)

Joint Webinar by GSA and GSN: "International Opportunities and Career Pathways for Geoscientists"

The Geological Society of America (GSA) and the Geological Society of Nigeria (GSN) are pleased to present a joint webinar on "International Opportunities and Career Pathways for Geoscientists."

Date: July 1st
Moderator: Ms. Amira Adamu Waziri, Founder of Bogaru Labs

  • Dr. Chioma Onwumelu, GEOGROUP, University of North Dakota, USA
  • Georgette Barnes Sakyi-Addo, CEO of Georgette Barnes Limited
  • Makoji Aduku, Onshore Frontiers Limited
  • Dr. Aminu Isyaku, Head of the Department of Geology and Mining, University of Abuja

This collaborative event provided valuable insights into career advancement strategies and emerging industry trends in geoscience. Attendees enjoyed an enriching discussion and gained practical knowledge to navigate the evolving geoscience job market.

View the recording
Download the slides

GSA and GSoI Collaborations

On 6 September 2023, GSA hosted a webinar featuring Mark Little, immediate past president of GSA, Dr. Harsh Kumar Gupta, president of the Geological Society of India (GSoI), and Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee, a professor of geology and geophysics at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur and a GSA Council member. This conversation spanned major issues facing the geoscience community and ways that GSA and GSoI can work together.

GSA James B. Thompson, Jr., Distinguished International Lecturers

The award is made possible through a gift to the GSA Foundation by James B. Thompson, Jr., whose bequest contributed to the endowment of two lecture tours by distinguished geologists, one a non-North American scientist to tour academic and related institutions within North America, and the other a North American scientist to tour foreign universities and geological institutions. Both tours are arranged under the guidance of GSA International.

Alan Fryar, 2024-2025 Thompson Lecturer

Professor Alan Fryar is the James B. Thompson, Jr. Distinguished International Lecturer for 2024-2025.

Alan Fryar brings a wealth of expertise and experience to this prestigious role. Currently, he is a Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Kentucky, where his teaching portfolio includes classes in hydrology, hydrogeology, and environmental geology.

Read more about Alan Fryar

Mary Hubbard, 2023-2024 Thompson Lecturer

Discover Mary Hubbard's experience traveling in the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Japan, and Nepal on her 2023-2024 James B. Thompson, Jr., Distinguished International Lecture Tour.

Tour blog no. 1
Tour blog no. 2
Tour blog no. 3

About the Award, Tour Dates, and How to Nominate

GSA International Awards

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To make a donation to support GSA International, please go to the GSA Foundation website.