Seismological Society of America

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.

Seismological Society of America
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AbbreviationSSA
Formation1906
TypeNon-profit
PurposeAn 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.
HeadquartersAlbany, California
Region served
global
Membership
2,000 individuals; corporate members
President
Jim Mori
Staff
8
Websitehttp://www.seismosoc.org

HistoryEdit

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.

PublicationsEdit

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.

MeetingsEdit

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.

Past and future annual meetingEdit

  • 27–30 April 2021 - Anchorage, Alaska
  • 27–30 April 2020 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 23–26 April 2019 – Seattle, Washington
  • 14–17 May 2018 – Miami, Florida
  • 18–20 April 2017 – Denver, Colorado
  • 20–22 April 2016 - Reno, Nevada
  • 21–23 April 2015 - Pasadena, California
  • 30 April-2 May 2014 - Anchorage, Alaska
  • 17–19 April 2013 - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 17–19 April 2012 - San Diego, California
  • 13–15 April 2011 - Memphis, Tennessee
  • 21–23 April 2010 - Portland, Oregon
  • 8–10 April 2009 - Monterey, California
  • 16–18 April 2008 - Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 11–13 April 2007 - Kona, Hawaii
  • 18–22 April 2006 - San Francisco, California
  • 27–29 April 2005 - Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  • 14–16 April 2004 - Palm Springs, California
  • 30 April-3 May 2003 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 17–19 April 2002 - Victoria, British Columbia (Canada)
  • 18–20 April 2001 - San Francisco, California
  • 10–12 April 2000 - San Diego, California
  • 3–5 May 1999 - Seattle, Washington
  • 16–18 March 1998 - Boulder, Colorado
  • 9–11 April 1997 - Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1–3 April 1996 - St. Louis, Missouri
  • 22–24 March 1995 - El Paso, Texas
  • 5–7 April 1994 - Pasadena, California
  • 14–16 April 1993 - Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • 14–16 April 1992 - Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 25–27 March 1991 - San Francisco, California
  • 2–4 May 1990 - Santa Cruz, California
  • 16–19 May 1973 - Golden, Colorado

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Sources

  • Byerly, P. (1964), "History of the Seismological Society of America", Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Seismological Society of America, 54 (6): 1723–1741

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