- American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
The purposes of ASLO are to promote the interests of limnology, oceanography and related sciences, to foster the exchange of information across the range of aquatic science, and to further investigations dealing with these subjects. ASLO is best known for its journal, Limnology and Oceanography (L&O), its interdisciplinary meetings, and its special symposia.
- The Oceanography Society
founded in 1988 to disseminate knowledge of oceanography and its application through research and education, to promote communication among oceanographers, and to provide a constituency for consensus-building across all the disciplines of the field.
- Cetacean Society International
CSI is an all-volunteer, non-profit conservation, education, and research organization based in the USA, with volunteer representatives in 26 countries around the world. Dedicated to the preservation and protection of cetaceans and the marine environment on a global basis.
- Marine Technology Society
A non-profit international professional organization established in 1963 to promote the exchange of information in ocean and marine engineering, science, and policy. MTS has over 2000 current members.
- European Cetacean Society
A 500 member (1998 count) organization. It is aimed at the exchange of information between dolphin and whale researchers inside and outside Europe. The ECS is therefore a scientific organization, but many members are just interested in whales and dolphins without being professional biologists.
- Ocean Conservation Society
a non-profit corporation, which serves as the parent organization for several marine research projects such as The Los Angeles Dolphin Project and the Yucatan Sea Turtle & Dolphin Project. As the parent organization, OCS organises, administrates and funds serious research projects by seeking grants, contributions, and corporate sponsorships.
- Society for Marine Mammalogy
evaluates and promotes the educational, scientific and managerial advancement of marine mammal science. Any person is qualified for full membership who is a professional in natural science or the management, husbandry, conservation or training of marine mammals.
- Oceanic Society
A nonprofit, membership organization founded in 1972 to protect marine mammals and the marine environment through conservation-based research and environmental education. The Society coordinates and funds research projects, the results of which make a compelling case for ecosystem conservation.
- The Hydrographic Society
membership is open to all with an interest in surveying at sea. Aims include the promotion of the science of surveying over water and related disciplines as well as the fostering of recognised standards of education and training for those engaged, or intending to engage in hydrographic work.