SEG Membership

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the science of applied geophysics and the education of geophysicists. SEG's mission is connecting, inspiring, and propelling the people and science of geophysics. As an SEG member, you'll have access to a variety of resources designed to broaden your knowledge, further your career, and enhance your network of professional relationships. SEG also offers you many opportunities to give back to the field of geophysics.

Membership is open to all individuals who support the goals, objectives, and mission of the Society and are willing to contribute to their achievement. Here are some of the valuable resources and exclusive benefits you'll receive as an SEG member:

  • 12 complimentary issues of The Leading Edge, a USD $205 value
    (via online access to the SEG Digital Library and TLE Digital Edition for all members; print delivery for nonstudent members in World Bank III and IV categories)
  • A complimentary, one-year subscription to another SEG publication of your choice, either
    • Interpretation, the peer-reviewed journal copublished by SEG and AAPG for advancing the practice of subsurface interpretation (2013–present), a USD $425 value


  • Instant access to SEG Digital Library, including
  • Significant savings on SEG's Exposition and Annual Meeting registration
  • SEG Wiki author and edit privileges
  • Savings of up to 20% on most titles in the SEG Book Mart
  • Discounts on SEG training courses
  • Discounts on subscriptions to other SEG journals (online access and/or print delivery) when more than one subscription is added
  • Author-fee discounts for Geophysics and Interpretation authors
  • Networking opportunities
  • Employment assistance, including SEG Employment Referral, Annual Meeting Career Center, SEG Resume Posting/Search area in SEG Online
  • Research & innovation opportunities, including Summer Research Workshop, and the SEG Research Committee
  • U.S. members also have access to the SEG Insurance Program through GeoCare Benefits Insurance Program, offering a wide portfolio of insurance and affiliated products to help financially protect you and your family

SEG offers several membership options for individuals and one option for Corporate Membership. Learn which SEG Membership Type is for you.