SETAC North America is a Geographic Unit (GU) of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), established to promote and undertake activities of SETAC in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and to support other GUs in Asia/Pacific, Europe and Latin America. SETAC North America is dedicated to the use of multidisciplinary approaches to examine the impacts of stressors, chemicals and technology on the environment. The Society also provides an open forum for scientists and institutions engaged in the study of environmental problems, management and regulation of natural resources, education, research and development, and manufacturing.
A unique strength of SETAC is its commitment to balance the interests of academia, business and government. SETAC North America by-laws mandate equal representation from these three sectors for officers, board of directors and committee members.
The primary goals of SETAC North America are:
- To support the development of principles and practices for protection, enhancement and management of sustainable environmental quality and ecosystem integrity.
- To encourage interactions among environmental scientists and disseminate information on environmental toxicology and chemistry.
- To provide a forum for communication among professionals in government, business, academia, and other segments of the environmental science community and for the protection and welfare of the general public.
Each year SETAC North America organizes an annual meeting, generally attended by more than 2,300 scientists, webinars and one or more targeted focused topic meetings or workshops. The awards program of SETAC North America is designed to encourage and recognize major achievements in environmental toxicology and chemistry.
SETAC North America membership comprises 3,200 individual members, and its activities are supported by a variety of SETAC North America Sustaining Members and Affiliates, companies and institutions that support the mission of SETAC North America and join SETAC's quest to ensure Environmental Quality Through Science®.
Within SETAC North America there are 19 Regional Chapters.
SETAC North America is incorporated in the U.S.A. as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, EIN #37-1482800. It maintains its administrative office in Pensacola, Florida.
SETAC North America
229 South Baylen Street, 2nd Floor
Pensacola, FL 32502
T 850 469 1500
F 850 469 9778