Seismological Society of America
|Seismological Society of America|
|Purpose/focus||An international society devoted to the advancement of seismology and its applications in understanding and mitigating earthquake hazards and in imaging the structure of the Earth.|
|Headquarters||El Cerrito, California|
|Membership||2,000 individuals; corporate members|
|President||Christa von Hillebrandt Andrade|
The Seismological Society of America (SSA) is an international society devoted to the advancement of seismology and its applications in understanding and mitigating earthquake hazards and in imaging the structure of the Earth.. Founded in 1906, the Society has members throughout the world representing a variety of technical interests: seismologists and other geophysicists, geologists, engineers, insurers, and policy-makers in preparedness and safety.
The Society was established by academic, government, and other scientific and engineering professionals in the months following the April 18th San Francisco Earthquake, with the first meeting of the Board of Directors taking place on December 1, 1906.
The Seismological Society of America publishes the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA), a premier journal of research in earthquake seismology and related disciplines since 1911, and Seismological Research Letters (SRL), which serves as a general forum for informal communication among seismologists, as well as between seismologists and those non-specialists interested in seismology and related disciplines.
The Society hosts an annual meeting every April. The meeting is open to anyone interested in attending. SSA members receive a discount on their meeting registration. The Eastern Section of SSA hosts an annual meeting each Fall.
More about SSA
- History of the Society http://www.seismosoc.org/inside/history/
- Awards of the Society http://www.seismosoc.org/awards/
- Board Officers and Directors http://www.seismosoc.org/inside/off-dir.php
- Past Presidents of the Society http://www.seismosoc.org/inside/history/pastpres.php
- Government Relations http://www.seismosoc.org/society/government/
- Geological Society of America
- List of geoscience organizations
- American Geological Institute
- IRIS Consortium