The GCSSEPM Organization
The GCSSEPM comprises two autonomous but closely associated organizations: the the Gulf Coast Section of the SEPM (GCSSEPM), which was established in 1953, and The GCSSEPM Foundation, which was established in 1981.
The Gulf Coast Section is the largest section of SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) and is likely the most active. It was established for the purpose of "promoting the science of stratigraphy in the Gulf Coast states through research in paleontology and sedimentary petrology, especially as it relates to petroleum geology." The GCSSEPM has an active Executive Council for governing affairs, bylaws, and representatives in the business community. The most important activities that occur throughout the year are cosponsoring the GCAGS annual convention and its published Transactions, and producing the annual Perkins-Rosen GCSSEPM Research Conferences and Conference Proceedings volumes. Learn more about the GCSSEPM's history, activities, and officers here.
The GCSSEPM Foundation serves as a trust for sponsoring research and research-related activities, including research grants, seminars, conferences, symposia, publications, and programs of continuing education in stratigraphy and the related sciences of paleontology and sedimentary petrology. The Foundation supports these activities through tax-exempt donations from corporations and individual patrons, and through fees from conference registrations and publication sales. Learn more about The Foundation, its activities, and trustees here.
The mission of the Gulf Coast Section SEPM (GCSSEPM) is to "promote the science of stratigraphy in the Gulf Coast states through research in paleontology and sedimentary petrology, especially as it relates to petroleum geology." We invite you to explore how we fulfill that mission through the wide range of activities, conferences, publications and member benefits outlined on this site.
The GCSSEPM Foundation is an affiliated nonprofit organization that promotes research and research-related activities through tax-exempt donations from corporations and individual patrons, and through fees from conference registrations and sale of publications.
The GCSSEPM and the GCSSEPM Foundation are headquartered in Houston, Texas.