National Organizations

Organization Mission
Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) re-key from this link:
Friends of Mineralogy (FOM) FOM is dedicated to the advancement of serious interest in minerals and related activities.
Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (GI) The Geo-Institute (G-I) is a specialty membership organization focused on geo-professionals and the geo-industry. It is one of the American Society of Civil Engineer's eight specialty?Institutes.
Geological Society of America (GSA) 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.
Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) The Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) facilitates the exchange of information in the geosciences through cooperation among scientists, librarians, editors, cartographers, educators, and information professionals.
History of Earth Sciences Society (HESS) Membership in the History of the Earth Sciences Society (HESS) offers opportunities to interact and exchange ideas with others interested in the history of the geosciences, whether scientists or historians
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology Founded in 1984 with support from the National Science Foundation, IRIS is a consortium of over 100 US universities dedicated to the operation of science facilities for the acquisition, management, and distribution of seismological data. IRIS programs contribute to scholarly research, education, earthquake hazard mitigation, and verification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
International Association of Hydrogeologists/U.S. National Chapter (IAH) The aims of IAH are to be a leading international society for the science and practice of hydrogeology and to be a globally recognised information source and facilitator for the transfer of groundwater knowledge
International Medical Geology Association (IMGA) This association was established in January of 2006 like a "policy neutral" organization that looks for facilitating interactions between geoscientists and biomedical / public health researchers in addressing human and animal health problems caused by geologic materials or geologic processes.
Karst Waters Institute (KWI) Our mission is to improve the fundamental understanding of karst water systems.
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.
National Association of Black Geoscientists (NABG) Note: pick up purpose here:
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) NAGT works 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 Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) ASBOG serves 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.
National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) The goals of NCKRI 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 Association (NESTA) The mission of NESTA is to facilitate and advance excellence in Earth and Space Science education.
National Energy Education Development Project (NEED) The mission of NEED is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs.
National Geographic Society (NGS) The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.
National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense?"
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.