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SETAC is a not-for-profit, worldwide professional organization composed of about 5,300 individuals and institution in more than 90 countries dedicated to the study, analysis and solution of environmental problems, the management and regulation of natural resources, research and development and environmental education. In addition, the society has more than 20,000 followers worldwide. Learn more about SETAC’s mission, vision, principles and values.

What We Do

👥 We collaborate with various stakeholders, other societies and intergovernmental agencies on environmental matters.

📖 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.

What We Stand For

We work to advance science and science -based decision making. We think of ourselves as the Global Home for Environmental Professionals. 

2019 Science Digest

For highlights of what we accomplished last year, read the 2019 science digest

Support Our Work

👉 Contribute
Contribute to a specific program that aligns with your goals.

👉 Join as a member
Our society was started by a few individuals and has grown since. Members remain are our strongest asset.

👉 Become a Global Partner
Benefits include being recognized as a SETAC partner in numerous ways, subscription to our journals, and meeting registrations among other advantages.


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

Join Us

Learn more about membership benefits and how you can join the society.

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