SETAC’s Strategic Plan
is intended to:
- Confirm and explicitly
define the mission of the Society;
- Define focus areas and
their associated goals that will fulfill and enhance the Society’s mission;
- Define courses of action
to achieve the goals, including the roles and responsibilities of SETAC
officers and staff assigned to implement the actions specified in this
strategic plan; and,
- Provide a foundation for
examination of the Society’s progress to grow and achieve its goals and mission;
recognizing the need to periodically review and update the Strategic Plan to
assure maximum effectiveness of the Society’s resources.
strategic plan is subject to change through time, from suggestions and new priorities
brought forward by the SETAC World Council, GU governing bodies, committees,
and the SETAC membership. It is implicit that the SETAC Office is an integral
component of all steps of the process. Implementation and progress will be
reported regularly to the SWC, and the document will continue to evolve through
long range planning.
I. Promote research, education,
communication, and training in the environmental sciences.
II. Promote application of interdisciplinary
environmental sciences in managing chemicals and other stressors.
III. Provide forums for communication and
interactions among professionals on a multi-sector, interdisciplinary, and multinational basis on environmental issues.
IV. Develop principles and practices for
sustainable environments, considering appropriate ecological, economic, and
V. Increase financial stability of SETAC and
increase the financial capacity of SETAC to develop new programs/membership
pursuing these goals, SETAC, SETAC Geographical Units (GUs), and its members
conduct numerous activities, including:
- Host annual meetings,
comprised of short courses, platform and poster presentations, and professional
achievement and merit awards, among others.
- Sponsor scientific
journals, a newsletter, and technical publications.
- Provide for growth and
development of students in environmental sciences to produce the next
generation of environmental professionals.
- Support education and
training through SETAC awards and scholarship/fellowship programs.
- Organize and sponsor
regional and student chapters to provide a forum for presentation of scientific
data and to enhance communications and collaboration on regional and local
- Facilitate incorporation
of high quality science into policy by providing effective communication of
science to technical and non-technical persons, including managers and policy
makers, through standing and ad hoc committees.
- Provide advice and
counsel to technical and non-technical persons about scientific issues through
standing and ad hoc committees.
- Cooperate with other
societies to co-sponsor meetings.
disciplinary, geographic, and human diversity within SETAC.