Policy & Advocacy

The Seismological Society of America (SSA) is an international scientific society devoted to the advancement of seismology and the understanding of earthquakes for the benefit of society. In the U.S. we are active participants in the Congressional Hazards Caucus Alliance, the NEHRP Coalition, the USGS Coalition, the Coalition for NSF and the Geo-Policy Working Group.

The Government Relations Committee (GRC) offers opportunities to early-career and student members to serve on the committee and gain valuable policy experience.  To learn more, please read this note from GRC Chair Lisa Grant Ludwig.

If you have questions, we invite you to contact us at policy@seismosoc.org.

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Seismology Matters

Read about the unique role of the U.S. Government in advancing seismology.
Federal Investment in Seismology

SSA Position Statements

SSA Board of Directors on geosciences investment, monitoring and more.
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Geo-Congressional Visits Day

Geo-CVD is a popular program that gives our members an opportunity to advocate for science on Capitol Hill.
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Government Scientists at Meetings

SSA Members discuss the need to meet with government-employed scientists at scientific conferences.
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Be a Science Advocate

SSA is proud to offer a pre-recorded webinar that will teach you how to impact policy by communicating your science to decision makers.

Educational Briefings

SSA members conduct periodic educational briefings on Capitol Hill.
Policy Events

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