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Geological Sciences Organizations
American Geophysical Union
AGU is an international, nonprofit scientific association whose mission is to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity.
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
AGI was founded in 1948, under a directive of the National Academy of Sciences, as a network of associations representing geoscientists with a diverse array of skills and knowledge of our planet. The Institute provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society’s use of resources, resilience to natural hazards, and the health of the environment.
The Geological Society of America
The Geological Society of America (GSA) is a global professional society with a membership of more than 20,000 individuals in more than 100 countries. GSA 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. The Society unites thousands of earth scientists from every corner of the globe in a common purpose to study the mysteries of our planet (and beyond) and share scientific findings. GSA is supported, in part, by funds donated to and raised by the GSA Foundation.
U.S. Geological Survey
USGS provides science about the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods; the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources; the health of ecosystems and environment; and the impacts of climate and land-use change. USGS scientists develop new methods and tools to supply timely, relevant, and useful information about the Earth and its processes.
Utah Geological Survey
The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) is a division of the Utah Department of Natural Resources. Several programs specializing in fields relating to Utah geology comprise the UGS. They are: Energy & Minerals, Geologic Hazards, Geologic Information & Outreach, Geologic Mapping, Groundwater, Paleontology, Wetlands.
Online Geological Resources
National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program
USGS program to oversee mapping national geologic mapping through its three branches: FEDMAP, STATEMAP, and EDMAP. The site contains basic information as well as news, funding opportunities, links to digital data, and geologic mapping standards.
National Geologic Map Database
Don't be fooled by the web site design from the 90's - this site is a goldmine of information. Over 80,000 maps, standards and reports, links to USGS geoscience programs, and more.
OneGeology Data Portal
OneGeology is an international initiative of the geological surveys of the world (116 in May 2010). Its goal is to create a dynamic geological map data of the world, available to everyone via the web. Includes links to many country geological surveys.
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General Science Organizations
National Academy of Sciences
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is an honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
NSF is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science." NSF is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering, except for medical sciences.