Access to the Foundation library-a service offered by the AAPG Foundation-provides a high quality geological and petroleum exploration research source for geoscientists and other members of the public.
The professional development and outreach programs which are discounted or supported include the following:
- Special publications and digital products provide technical information and timely data which is relevant to the geoscience community. The wide range of subject matter covers topical Hedberg Research conference proceedings to evaluations of resources in the 21st century. Digital access makes it possible for members to easily access and search the growing AAPG database for pertinent geoscience information by subject, geographic area, or specific publication.
- Meetings and
Conferences both domestic and international offer the geologist a chance
to meet and exchange information with other professionals. These meetings
provide state-of-the-art showcases for products, services and equipment.
AAPGs annual meeting offers over 800 individual oral and poster presentations. Members have the opportunity to meet top researchers and practitioners from across the entire spectrum of the geoscience community.
- Division Activities and Certification programs offer the professional geologist a vehicle to further advance their professionalism and knowledge. AAPG has three Divisions including: DEG-Division of Environmental Geosciences, DPA-Division of Professional Affairs, and EMD-Energy Minerals Division. DEG is focused on environmental issues, DPA on certification and career planning, and EMD on non-petroleum energy resources.
- Short Courses, Field Trips, and Online Training are important member benefits. Short courses provide instruction on the practical aspects of geoscience. Field trips-held both in the US and abroad-provide a laboratory-field approach to the study of selected aspects of geology, while online training offers a practical way for self-study programs. All courses are presented by experts in their fields.