Active Membership classification
Active Member application
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Online form - Fill out and submit an application directly from our website.
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Special rights of Active Membership
Active Members of SEG can:
- be elected as officers
- vote in elections
- petition the Council or Executive Committee
- sponsor applicants for membership
- publish affiliation with the Society
Those interested in Active Membership must:
- be actively engaged in practicing or teaching geophysics or a related scientific field
- have worked professionally for at least eight (8) years
- have exercised independent judgment regarding the application of geophysical or geologic principles during at least three (3) years of the eight (8) years
- provide names and present addresses of at least three (3) references with at least one from among the Active Members of the Society in good standing whom can confirm Applicant's training and experience.
SEG policy for members OFAC sanctioned countries
An applicant having received a degree in a scientific field from a recognized college or university may count that time toward a portion of the required eight years of professional experience.
- Bachelor's degree equals four (4) years
- Master's degree equals five (5) years
- Doctor's degree equals seven (7) years
Time spent solely as a full-time student, even in pursuit of a doctorate, cannot be counted toward the requirement of at least three years of professional experience of a responsible nature.
Per SEG Bylaws, applicants must provide names and present addresses of not less than three (3) references with at least one from among the Active Members of the Society in good standing. Additional references may be selected from the following sources: active or equivalent members of SEG's allied or cooperating societies (see list below); current or past geoscience employers; and/or authorship of a technical publication in a journal sponsored by SEG or one of its allied or cooperating societies. All references must be personally acquainted with the applicant and be able to confirm the applicant's training and experience that would qualify you for Active Membership. Active Members include member types of: Active, Emeritus, Honorary, and Life Awarded.
Waiver of Active Reference Requirement
An Associate or Student Member with at least eight years membership in the Society who seeks transfer to the Active Membership will have a waiver of providing the required references if the member otherwise meets the other requirements of election to Active Membership.
Allied Societies: Association of Exploration Geoscientists (AEG), India; Egyptian Geophysical Society; Environmental & Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS); European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE); Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES)
Cooperating Societies: American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG); American Geological Institute (AGI); American Petroleum Institute (API); International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC)
The Executive Committee may waive the requirement of references from members of the Society for geographical or other reasons, if the applicant is otherwise eligible and furnishes other satisfactory references.
The Executive Director will write to all references for verification of the information provided on the application. All replies from references will be considered confidential and, without the applicant's prior approval, will not be disclosed, except to the Executive Committee for application approval.
Membership will be deemed approved upon publication in the Society's journal and Executive Committee approval. Transfer from Associate to Active Membership is handled in the same manner as election to Active Membership.
Active Members wishing to reinstate their membership must compete an Active Member application; however, they do not need to provide references. Former members may be reinstated with the approval of a member of the Executive Committee. Any person having resigned more than one time may be reinstated with the approval of the majority of the Executive Committee. Reinstatements are subject to the payment of any outstanding obligations and the dues for the current calendar year.
Active Member Application
There are two ways to apply; choose the option which works best for you.
Online Form - Fill out and submit an application directly from our website.
Printable Form - Open and then print this PDF file. Please print or type to complete the application. You must mail or fax it to the Membership department.
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