Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The IAPG is an Associate Society of the GSA

The IAPG has been recognized as an Associate Society of The GSA - Geological Society of America.

The Geological Society of America ( is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the geosciences. The Society was founded in Ithaca, New York, USA, in 1888 by some of the great geologists of the time, including James Hall, James Dwight Dana, and Alexander Winchell, who were members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. GSA is the first enduring society for the geosciences in America. The management of the Society's affairs is under the control of its elected officers (Executive Committee and Council). 
In 1968, GSA Headquarters offices moved from New York to Boulder, Colorado.
GSA is an expanding global membership society with more than 25,000 members in more than 100 countries. Thirty percent of its members are students. The Society's primary activities are organizing scientific meetings and conferences and publishing scientific literature. Other activities include disbursing research grants, operating an employment matching and interview service, honoring outstanding scientific contributors with medals and awards, assisting teachers in geoscience education, and fostering public awareness of geoscience issues.
The Society has seven regional Sections throughout the world: the new International Section plus six in North America: Cordilleran, Rocky Mountain, North-Central, South-Central, Northeastern, and Southeastern. Sections have their own management boards and conduct their own yearly meetings. 
Eighteen specialty Divisions, which any GSA member may join, generally meet at the GSA Annual Meeting. Most Divisions have their own newsletters, which are published at various times throughout the year.
A number of Associated Societies often meet in conjunction with the GSA Annual Meeting and assist in developing the scientific program, thus ensuring a broad range of topics.
In 1980, the Geological Society of America Foundation was established to receive and administer contributions in support of GSA's mission. 

A recent evolution at the Society has resulted in an energized collaboration, Education & Outreach, that links established GSA education and outreach programs, teaching awards, professional development, student development, research grants.

More information about the IAPG affiliations and agreements: