TSOP: Selected Links on Organic Petrology
Related Societies and Organizations
American Association of
Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Home Page includes a discussion
forum for Association business and scientific topics, downloadable Bulletin issues (.pdf),
preview of the next Explorer issue, searchable
meeting paper abstracts, and pages for upcoming meetings. TSOP is an AAPG Associated
Society, and TSOP's 1997 Meeting (Sept. 28-30, Lexington, KY) was held jointly with AAPG's Eastern
American Association of
Petroleum Geologists Energy Minerals Division (AAPG-EMD) develops
the science of geology to support the exploration and development for a variety of new energy resources,
both conventional and unconventional. The web site includes information on the activities of the
Division including a brochure and video, resources for members and students, and much more.
Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists (AASP) site at www.palynology.org includes abstracts and
searchable bibliographic data from the journal Palynology, their Newsletter,
meeting information, schedules, a links section, and publications (including Palydisks).
Society site contents include information on membership, conferences, the Graffin Lectureship series, and more.
The Society will present Carbon 2010 July 11-16 at Clemson University, South Carolina, USA.
Society (ACS) Division of Fuel Chemistry "The ACS Division of Fuel Chemistry
provides a forum for documentation and communication to the international community
of research and development results, in order to promote efficient and
environmentally acceptable fuel production and use." This site includes the Division's meeting Preprints,
both current and archived; awards; and meeting schedules and programs.
Society (ACS) Division of Geochemistry Home Page "Topics of interest span
disciplines of organic and inorganic geochemistry, environmental and petroleum
geochemistry, igneous and sedimentary geochemistry, terrestrial and marine
geochemistry, and geochemistry of modern and ancient environments." This site
includes the Newsletter, meeting schedules and programs, awards, and more.
American Coal Ash Association
(ACAA) "ACAA's mission is to advance the management and use of coal combustion
products in ways that are environmentally responsible, technically sound & commercially competitive."
The web site includes 'Ash at Work' magazine as PDF files, a calendar of events, descriptions of work in
progress including publications, videos for sale, and links to related sites.
Foundation (ACF): "Educating today's teachers and students about coal."
"The American Coal Foundation is a non-profit educational organization created to develop, produce and
disseminate coal-related educational materials and programs designed for teachers and students. Lesson
plans, videos, free PDFs and their coal sample kit (peat, lignite, bituminous, and anthracite) are listed.
Institute (AGI) publishes Earth (formerly Geotimes),
Newsmagazine of the Earth Sciences, the GeoRef database, Earth Science World (home of Earth Science Week and the Image Bank), and GeoSpectrum, an e-zine containing current
news articles. "The American Geological Institute is a nonprofit federation of 45
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 our 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, resilience to natural hazards, and the health of the environment."
The site provides
GeoDirectory - the next generation of AGI's Directory of Geoscience Departments,
The Geosciences Calendar, information on other AGI
publications, educational services, and a link to each member society.
TSOP is an AGI Member Society.
ASTM International is the web site of the American Society for
Testing and Materials (ASTM), a standards development organization. The Committee D05 on Coal and
Coke page lists subcommitees, meeting dates, and more.
Association for Iron and Steel Technology
was formed in January 2004 from the merger of the Iron & Steel Society and the Association of Iron and
Steel Engineers. It includes the
Cokemaking Technology Committee. AIST publishes the technical journal Iron & Steel Technology.
Canadian Society for Coal Science and Organic Petrology site
describes its goals and membership, and has a section about its
Petrographic Atlas of Canadian Coal Macerals and Dispersed Organic Matter.
Association of Organic Geochemists "seeks to promote organic geochemistry in its
broadest sense by encouraging collaboration between its scientists and those from
other disciplines." The web site has descriptions of organic geochemistry and
the Association, its newsletter,
Organic Geochemistry journal, awards, and
Geological Society of
America (GSA) has an extensive site with information on the Society's
publications, meetings, awards, membership, and education, environment, and public
policy initiatives. Full issues of GSA Today as well as abstracts from Geology, GSA Bulletin, and
Geosphere may be found under Publications Services. The web site also provides the GSA for Students section, GSA
Bookstore on the Web, downloads of items from the GSA Data Repository, and searches of GSA journals, books, and maps.
The Society has seven regional sections, 17 specialized divisions, and 53 associated societies.
Among the specialized divisions is...
Coal Geology Divison of the Geological Society of America "The GSA Coal
Geology Division represents the interests of coal scientists within the GSA
community." A brief background, officers, the Newsletter, information on Division and other meetings,
the Gilbert Cady Award, the Antoinette Lierman Medlin Scholarship, the Distinguished Lecturer Program,
and an annotated section of web links (from Kentucky Geological Survey), are provided.
International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology (ICCP) "The
is a professional organization of more than 180 scientists representing more than 30 countries. Its
members are engaged in many different branches, fundamental and applied, of coal and organic
petrology. These sciences involve the study, mostly under the microscope, of the organic constituents of
coal and other rocks. Their efforts have resulted in major contributions to the understanding of the
of coal, the behaviour of coal in industrial processes, the exploration for petroleum, and the
histories of sedimentary basins." It holds annual meetings, consisting mainly of discussions held in
Working Groups within its Commissions. Their
activities are designed to resolve common problems and to establish uniform terminologies and
procedures for the microscopic investigation of organic materials in
coals, oil shales and sedimentary rocks. To this end it has published a fundamental handbook of
terms covering the constitution and analysis of coal as seen under the microscope, and conducts a
program of Standardization, Training and Accreditation. The Newsletter is also available on the web site. ICCP's
interests and activities are very closely allied with TSOP's,
and the two groups have held (1992, 2007, 2008, 2009) and
plan to hold (2009) joint annual meetings.
International Organization for
Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies
which publishes International Standards. The web site discusses the concepts and
advantages of standards, lists ISO publications, and allows searching of ISO standards.
Plant Taphonomy Meetings web site includes abstracts from past
meetings and extensive links to paleobotanical sites.
Education site provides their educational and issues information for teachers and students,
and modern technology information on coal, mining, and mine reclamation.
Association of Organic Geochemistry ALAGO is a society of organic geochemistry
professionals. Their web site may be under construction (2011).
Paleobotanical Section, Botanical Society of America shows their meetings,
announcements, publications, annotated links, etc., and includes the online annual Bibliography of
Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) "is dedicated to the dissemination of scientific
information on sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, environmental sciences,
marine geology, hydrogeology, and many additional related specialties." The site
includes publication information, tables of contents of their Journal of Sedimentary
Research (JSR) and PALAIOS, the online publication The Sedimentary Record, a calendar of SEPM