Geological Society of America (GSA)
We are proud to announce that the prestigious Geological Society of America (GSA) has approved the application of the IMGA to become an Associated Society. This is a distinct honor for an organization as young as ours. GSA Associated Societies are “partners in pursuit of mutual goals to advance the geosciences, enhance the professional growth of members, and promote the geosciences in the service of humanity.” This is additional proof that what the IMGA have already accomplished and what we are trying to accomplish has been recognized at the highest levels of our profession.
American Geological Institute AGI
Date: 02/17/2011 09:47AM
Subject: AGI Welcomes International Medical Geology Association
Dr. P. Patrick Leahy, AGI Executive Director, says of IMGA's addition to the AGI federation, "IMGA is an association that truly matches with AGI’s mission to increase the awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society. Human health directly relates to the earth sciences, be it access to safe drinking water, or geo-engineering to live safely in an area of high earthquake risk. IMGA assures that the quality application and knowledge of the geosciences protect society."
The American Geological Institute is a nonprofit federation of 49 geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 120,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the 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, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.
Contact: American Geological Institute, 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302