National Organizations

Organization Mission
National Speleological Society (NSS) The National Speleological Society does more than any other organization to study, explore, and conserve cave and karst resources; protect access to caves; encourage responsible management of caves and their unique environments; and promote responsible caving.
North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature (NACSN) The purposes of the Commission are to: develop statements of stratigraphic principles; recommend procedures applicable to classification and nomenclature of stratigraphic and related units; review problems in classifying and naming stratigraphic and related units; and formulate expressions of judgment on these matters.
Paleobotanical Section of the Botanical Society of America (PSBSA) The Paleobotanical Section of the Botanical Society of America is the oldest formal organization of paleobotanists in the world.
Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) The Paleontological Research Institution serves society by increasing and disseminating knowledge about the history of life on Earth.
Paleontological Society (PS) The Paleontological Society is an international nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to the advancement of the science of paleontology
Petroleum History Institute (PHI) The mission of the PETROLEUM HISTORY INSTITUTE is to pursue the history, heritage and development of the modern oil industry from its 1859 inception in Oil Creek Valley, Pennsylvania, to its early roots in other regions in North America and the subsequent spread throughout the world to its current global status.
Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development (SEED) Schlumberger Excellence in Education Development (SEED) is a volunteer-based, nonprofit education program focused on underserved communities where Schlumberger people live and work. SEED empowers employee-volunteers and educators?including teachers, parents and other mentors?to share their passion for learning and science with students aged 10-18
Seismological Society of America (SSA) The Seismological Society of America (SSA) is an international scientific society devoted to the advancement of seismology and the understanding of earthquakes for the benefit of society.
SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) (SEPM) Through its network of international members, SEPM is dedicated to the dissemination of scientific information on sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, environmental sciences, marine geology, hydrogeology, and many additional related specialties.
Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. (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.
Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) The Society of Economic Geologists, Inc., (SEG) is an international organization of individual members with interests in the field of economic geology.
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) The Society of Exploration Geophysicists?is a not-for-profit organization that 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
Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES) The mission of SIPES is to be the pre-eminent organization for furthering the professional and business interests of independent practitioners of the earth sciences. In achieving this vision, emphasis will be placed on (1) professional competence, (2) professional business ethics, and (3) presenting a favorable, credible and effective image of the Society.
Society of Mineral Museum Professionals (SMMP) The mission of SMMP is to foster recognition of mineral science collections as essential scientific, educational and cultural resources; promote support for growth, maintenance and use of collections and exhibits; and advance museum practice through cooperation in the development, review, and dissemination of information.
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) The object of SVP 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. The society is also concerned with the conservation and preservation of fossil sites.
Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global soils.
The Geochemical Society (GS) The Geochemical Society is a nonprofit scientific society founded to encourage the application of chemistry to the solution of geological and cosmological problems.
The Geological Society of London (GSL) The Geological Society of London was founded in 1807.? It is the UK national society for geoscience, and the oldest geological society in the world.
The International Association for Geoscience Diversity (IAGD) Promoting access, accommodation and inclusion for students and geoscientists with disabilities.
The Paleobiology Database The function of this data service is to provide programmatic access to the information stored in the Paleobiology Database. Our goal is to make the entire database accessible by means of this service, so that anyone can write client software that interacts with it.