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
The 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
The 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
AFS 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 professionals.

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 Herpetologists
A 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

Cetacean Society International

CSI 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 program

The Crustacean Society

This 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

Membership 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

ISARS 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
IAPSO 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
The 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 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.

The Marine Conservation Society (United Kingdom)

A national charity for the marine environment and its wildlife

Marine Technology Society
A professional society dedicated to the development, sharing and education within the ocean community: marine sciences, engineering, academia, industry and government

The Oceanography Society

TOS 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
(OFWIM) 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 Oceans
PISCO is a research consortium involving marine scientists from four universities along the US West Coast

Society for Marine Mammalogy

Evaluates and promotes the educational, scientific and managerial advancement of marine mammal science

Southern California Association of Marine Invertebrate Taxonomists
The 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.

Wildlife Conservation Society

WCS 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
A 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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