The Southeastern Geological Society is an affiliate society of the American Association of Petroleum Geologist (AAPG). In 1954, the SEGS became a charter member society of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GCAGS), a.k.a. the Gulf Coast Section of the AAPG. The links to these parent associations are listed below.
The SEGS has twelve sister societies that collectively provide geographic coverage of the gulf coast’s geology from Mexico to Florida. Our sister societies are listed below along with links to their respective web sites.
- Alabama Geological Society
- Asociacion Mexicana De Geologos Petroleros, A. C.
- Austin Geological Society
- Baton Rouge Geological Society, Inc.
- Corpus Christi Geological Society
- East Texas Geological Society
- Houston Geological Society
- Lafayette Geological Society
- Mississippi Geological Society
- New Orleans Geological Society, Inc.
- Shreveport Geological Society
- South Texas Geological Society
Like the SEGS, our sister societies offer a wide range of geology and earth science activities so take some time to see what they are doing. If you are in the area of a sister society, take time to go to a meeting or attend an activity.
Other Local Societies
The Florida Paleontological Society (FPS) is dedicated to proper collection and preservation of Florida fossils and has close ties to the University of Florida (UF), with Roger Portell, who works at the UF Museum of Natural History Collection Manager of Invertebrate Paleontology, serving as FPS Resident Agent. Roger was our SEGS Vice President in 2010 and was instrumental in planning several SEGS functions including our April 23, 2011 tour of Haile Quarries followed by annual business meeting with dinner and local fossil vertebrate presentation at the museum. Roger invites SEGS members to join FPS.
The Florida Association of Professional Geologists (FAPG) has been actively promoting legislative changes that are of interest to Florida registered Professional Geologists. The SEGS support of the FAPG was solidified in 2006 with a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) between the two organizations. Then in September of 2006 the FAPG agreed to enter into a mutually beneficial merger with the Florida Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists to form the FAPG-AIPG organization
The existing MOU with the SEGS remains in effect, and we encourage our professional members to be active in the FAPG-AIPG. If you are a geologist practicing or working in Florida, this association’s efforts are important to you. Be a “giver” of your time or financial support to oversee the professional issues of your field of work. The current SEGS Executive Committee intends to move forward with facilitating the mutually agreed upon actions outlined in the MOU, but we need the participation of our members to make it a success. We will be asking for help from you, so please consider stepping up!
The SEGS was formed by Herman Gunter who was the State Geologist of Florida during his tenure as Society President in 1944 and 1945. The close historical association of the Florida Geological Survey and the SEGS is evident from the distinguished list of past officers, and this close tradition between the FGS and SEGS continues today.
The USGS in Florida has also played a vital role in keeping the SEGS active in dynamic issues involving the geosciences statewide and nationally.
Here is a LONG LIST of other geological surveys for various states and countries
Water Management Districts
Many of our active members work for Florida’s Water Management Districts. Many of the Districts have programs to collect geohydrologic data. Reports and data can be found on their websites.