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North America Long-Range Plan
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Networked for Environmental Quality Through Science®
SETAC North America 3–5 Year Long-Range Plan
(2015 – 2018/20)


Environmental Quality Through Science®


To become the society of choice for individuals and organizations involved with the study or management of environmental stressors and the “go to” society for associated science-based information.


Advance and communicate reliable environmental science and associated applications to effectively inform decisions and actions to protect, manage and enhance environmental quality and ecosystem integrity in North America, and to promote environmental sustainability and ecosystem health within a global context.

Core Challenge

Amplify the advancement and impact of SETAC-relevant environmental science and its applications on environmental decision-making, and enhance SETAC North America’s growth and sustainability.

Strategic Priorities

The core challenge will be pursued through four strategic priorities:

  1. Enhancing recognition and advancement of our expertise in environmental and engineering sciences
  2. Maximizing the relevance and impact of our networks and services
  3. Promoting multidisciplinary, tripartite, integrated science and engineering to identify, address and solve environmental problems
  4. Expanding member services and pursuing new revenue streams for SETAC North America

To learn more, download the SETAC North America long-range plan.