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Seismological Society of America

Seismological Society of America
Abbreviation SSA
Formation 1906
Type Non-profit
Purpose 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 Albany, California
Region served
global
Membership
2,000 individuals; corporate members
President
Thomas H. Jordan
Staff
8
Website http://www.seismosoc.org

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. Founded in 1906, the society has members throughout the world representing seismologists and other geophysicists, geologists, engineers, insurers, and policy-makers in preparedness and safety.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Publications 2
  • Meetings 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

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.

Publications

The Seismological Society of America publishes the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA), a journal of research in earthquake seismology and related disciplines since 1911, and Seismological Research Letters (SRL), which serves as a forum for informal communication among seismologists, as well as between seismologists and those non-specialists interested in seismology and related disciplines.

Meetings

The society hosts an annual meeting every April. The meeting is open to anyone. SSA members receive a discount on their meeting registration. The Eastern Section of SSA hosts an annual meeting each fall.

See also

References

Sources

External links

  • SSA official website
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