Marine Professional Societies
These sites provide ways to help the marine environment and may provide fellowship and research funding to members.
American Academy of Underwater Sciences
organization develops standards and programs for safe scientific diving
for all those who engage in underwater research activities. Annual
Scholarship Program available
American Cetacean Society
A membership organization to help save whales and dolphins
American Elasmobranch Society
American Elasmobranch Society is a non-profit organization that seeks
to advance the scientific study of living and fossil sharks, skates,
rays, and chimaeras, and the promotion of education, conservation, and
wise utilization of natural resources.
American Fisheries Society
is established to improve the conservation and sustainability of
fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and
aquatic science and promoting the development of fisheries
American Malacological Society
An international society of individuals and organizations with an active interest in the study and conservation of mollusks.
American Society of Ichthyologists and HerpetologistsCetacean Society International
membership organization dedicated to the scientific study of fishes,
amphibians and reptiles. The programs are intended to increase
knowledge of these organisms and encourage and support young scientists
in this field
is an all volunteer, non-profit conservation, education, and research
organization based in the USA, with volunteer representatives in 26
countries around the world. The ultimate aim of the Society is peaceful
coexistence and mutual enrichment for humans and cetaceans.o-tourism programThe Crustacean Society
membership organization was formed to advance the study of all aspects
of the biology of the Crustacea by promoting the exchange and
dissemination of information throughout the world.European Cetacean Society
organization to promote and coordinate scientific study and
conservation of cetaceans, and gather and disseminate information about
cetaceans to society members and the public at large.International Society of Acoustic Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Oceans
is an informal association of scientists from all over the world. Its
main activity is the organization of Symposia on Acoustic Remote
Sensing and Associated Techniques of the Atmosphere and Oceans.
International Association of Physical Sciences of the Ocean
has the prime goal of promoting the study of scientific problems
relating to the oceans and the interactions taking places at the sea
floor, coastal, and atmospheric boundaries insofar as such research is
conducted by the use of mathematics, physics, and chemistry.
Living Oceans Society
Living Oceans Society, a non-profit research and public education
organization, is committed to conserving marine biological diversity,
in order to ensure a healthy ocean and healthy coastal communities.
Malacological Society of London
The Society dedicated to the advancement of education, and research on molluscs.
The Mammal Society (United Kingdom)The Marine Conservation Society (United Kingdom)
Mammal Society works to protect British mammals, halt the decline of
threatened species, and advise on all issues affecting British Mammals.
The Society studies mammals, identifies the problems they face and
promotes conservation and other policies based on sound science.
A national charity for the marine environment and its wildlife
Marine Technology SocietyThe Oceanography Society
professional society dedicated to the development, sharing and
education within the ocean community: marine sciences, engineering,
academia, industry and government
is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization founded to disseminate
knowledge of oceanography and its application through research and
education, to promote communication among oceanographers, and to
provide a constituency for consensus-building across all the
disciplines of the field.
Organization of Fish and Wildlife Information Mangers
is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to promote the management and
conservation of natural resources by facilitating technology and
information exchange among fish and wildlife information managers.
Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal OceansSociety for Marine Mammalogy
PISCO is a research consortium involving marine scientists from four universities along the US West Coast
Evaluates and promotes the educational, scientific and managerial advancement of marine mammal science
Southern California Association of Marine Invertebrate TaxonomistsWildlife Conservation Society
goals of the organization are to standardize regional marine
invertebrate taxonomic information and to promote marine invertebrate
taxonomy. The website contains monthly newsletters, links to other
related websites, voucher identification sheets, and other information.
The newsletters contain minutes from past meetings, literature reviews,
and announcements regarding meetings and job openings.
Marine Conservation Programs generate scientific information for the
maintenance, conservation and recovery of marine wildlife populations
and the habitats that support them.
The Women's Aquatic Network
private, non-profit organization to bring together women and men with
interests in marine and aquatic policy, research, legislation, and
other areas. WAN members are scientists, lawyers, public policy and
natural resource managers, students, professors, entrepreneurs,
environmental advocates and from many other professions.
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