Learn About SETAC

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) is a global, non-profit professional organization. With nearly 20,000 members representing more than 3,400 organizations from across 90 countries, SETAC is dedicated to the advancement of environmental science and management. Learn more about SETAC’s mission, vision, principles and values.

What We Do

  • We advance environmental science and application through projects in collaboration with various stakeholders, other societies and intergovernmental agencies.
  • We disseminate environmental science through peer-reviewed publications and knowledge bases to promote understanding of emerging environmental topics.
  • We organize workshops to address shared environmental challenges and to identify solutions to those concerns.
  • We hold multi-disciplinary meetings to disseminate the latest environmental science research and application tools and to facilitate networking.
  • We convene focused topic meetings and symposia to summarize the state of the science on a specific environmental issue to managers and regulators for informed policy making.
  • We conduct trainings to develop professionals that can deal with emerging issues.
  • We promote opportunities in the field and recognize excellence with awards and grants.

We work to advance science and science-informed decision-making. We think of ourselves as the global home for environmental professionals.

2023 Science Digest

For highlights of what we accomplished last year, read the 2023 Science Digest: A Year in Brief



SETAC’s impressive scientific program has formidable global reach and attracts members from approximately 100 countries. The five geographic units in AfricaAsia-PacificEuropeLatin America and North America, together with regional branches and chapters, offer cutting-edge scientific programming anchored by well-attended meetings

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