Active Membership

Professionals with eight (8) years of educational and/or full-time professional experience reflecting professional maturity in geophysics or a related field may apply for Active Membership with SEG.

Active SEG members are entitled to these rights and privileges:

  • be elected as officers
  • vote in elections
  • petition the Council or Executive Committee
  • publish affiliation with the Society

Special Active Membership Status:

SEG further recognizes active members who provide distinguished service and dedication to the Society and the science of geophysics during their tenure in the following ways:

Honorary Membership

Awarded by the Committee on Honors and Awards and the Board of Directors. This award recognizes individuals who have made a distinguished contribution, which warrants exceptional recognition, to exploration geophysics or a related field or to the advancement of the profession of exploration geophysics through service to SEG.

Life Awarded Membership

Awarded by the Committee on Honors and Awards and the Board of Directors. This award recognizes individuals who have voluntarily rendered exceptionally meritorious service to SEG.

Emeritus Membership

An Active Member in good standing may become an Emeritus Member at 65 years of age, if the member has been an Active or Associate Member for a total of 30 years, including time spent in military service. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to waive the age and years of membership requirements for transfer to Emeritus Membership in case of an unusual circumstance.

Honorary, Life and Emeritus members shall enjoy all privileges of the Society. They shall be eligible to hold office, to vote on all matters submitted to the membership, to petition the Council or Executive Committee on any matter, and to publish their affiliation with the Society.

Active Member application

We recommend that you gather a few materials before you start the application process. This will help speed up the process and ensure a successful completion of your application:

  1. Have a copy of your resume or work history ready.
  2. Check out the SEG Membership Dues Structure and determine your appropriate World Bank Country so you can select the proper dues amount.
  • Fill out and submit a membership application directly from our website. For a printable form, contact Constituent Engagement at + 1918-497-5581 or email
  • Print or type to complete the application and either fax to the Constituent Engagement Department at +1 918-497-5558, email to, or mail to:
    Society of Exploration Geophysicists
    P.O. Box 801501
    Kansas City, MO 64180-1501

Dues for the next year’s renewal will be prorated to compensate for an entire year’s benefits. All applications and/or payments received on or after 1 October will begin on 1 January of the next calendar year. 

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