Links to Professional Societies

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)

European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE)

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

Society of Petrophysicists & Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)

Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)

Geological Society of America (GSA)

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society

Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG)


Additional Links by topic:

Mars exploration:
Mars rovers program (with new pictures)
Mars exploration program

Minerals:
Mineralogical Society of America
Webmineral (good database of all mineral species with pictures)
Mindat (good database of all mineral species with pictures)

Gemstones and diamonds:
Gemological Institute of America
Thaigem.com Gemstone discovery
Blue Nile Diamonds
American Museum of Natural History Virtual Diamond Exhibit
Gemological Institute of America's How to Buy a Diamond Course
Minerals.net (not comprehensive for minerals, but nice section on gemstones)

Volcanoes:
Weekly Volcano Alert (USGS/Smithsonia Institution)
Current updates on U.S. Volcanoes
USGS Volcano site

Gold:
World Gold Council
The Gold Institute
California Gold Rush Exhibit at Oakland Museum

Forensic Geology:
Raymond Murray's site (the king of modern forensic geology)
J.D. Rogers Forensic Geology page at U. Missouri-Rolla

Earth's magnetic field:
NOAA geomagnetism page (includes declination calculator)

Geology of National Parks:
National Park Service site about geology in the parks

Astronomy:
Hubble Space Telescope site
The Nine Planets Site
Solar Views Image Server
Deep Sky Atlas

Meteorites and Impacts:
New England Meteoritics Site
Meteorites and Their Properties
Interactive Map of Terrestrial Impact Craters
Terrestrial Impact Craters Images

Historical Geology/History of Life/Dinosaurs:
UC-Berkeley Museum of Paleontology History of Life site (includes tectonic and geologic events)
UCMP's Dinosaur Links
 

Relative Age Dating Exercises:
Rich Harwood at Black Hawk Community College

Weather
Weather Channel
NOAA
Accuweather
Weather Underground

Earthquakes:
USGS Earthquake site
Nuclear Explosion monitoring
UF seismic station data (updated every 10 minutes)

This is a list of a few of the international groups concerned with seismology:

  • CNSS - Council of the National Seismic System
  • COCORP - Consortium for Continental Reflection Profiling
  • COSMOS - The Consortium of Organizations for Strong-Motion Observation Systems
  • IASPEI - International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior
  • International Seismological Centre - United Kingdom
  • IRIS - Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
  • FDSN - Federation of Digital Broad-Band Seismograph Networks
  • NEIC - National Earthquake Information Center (USGS)
  • CTBT - Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty sites:
    • AFTAC - US National Data Center
    • PIDC - Prototype International Data Centre
    • IDC - Data Centre in Vienna

Highly recommended link to comprehensive listing of sites:

Seismic real-time reporting

Near-Real-Time Reporting

IRIS Seismic Monitor
IRIS Seismic Monitor