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GCAGS 2016

66th Annual Convention
Gulf Coast Association of Geological
Societies and the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM

September 18–20, 2016

GCAGS 2016 hosted by:
The Corpus Christi Geological Society

Visit the 2016 Convention Website

2016 Call for Papers

Please Click Here For Abstract Submission

Deadline for GCAGS Journal abstract submission: December 15, 2015

Deadline for GCAGS Transactions abstract submission: January 15, 2016

GCAGS Award Nominations 2016

Deadline: February 15, 2016

Distinguished Service Award
Don R. Boyd Medal for Excellence in Gulf Coast Geology
Honorary Membership Award
Outstanding Educator Award
Owen R. Hopkins Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award
Special Commendation Award
Statesmanship Award

2016 GCAGS Faculty and Student Grant Programs

Deadline: February 15, 2016

  • The GCAGS Grant Program has added a new Faculty Grant Program in addition to the Student Grant Program. The Faculty Grants will consist of two awards, one for $10,000.00 and one for $5,000.00 respectively.

  • The Student Grant Program remains the same with a maximum of $2,000.00 per award. Awards will be made on the basis of originality, application of geologic principles, quality and clarity of the written proposal, the relevance of the research to Gulf Coast Geology, and the merits of the applicant.



GCAGS President Report

2016 GCAGS Journal

The Journal Provides:

• Experienced Editors
• Formal Peer Review
• Quality Hardbound
• Color Graphics
• Fast-Track Publication
• Free Online Access (Now Available!)

Contact Barry Katz, Editor
( for additional details!

If you’d like to publish in the 2016 GCAGS Journal (the Peer‐Reviewed Journal of Gulf Coast Geoscience) Submit an extended abstract of at least 600 words, including 1–2 representative figures, to the GCAGS Journal Editor, Barry Katz, at by December 15, 2015. Once accepted for publication, a full manuscript should be submitted before March 21, 2016. Full instructions for manuscript submissions will be posted online at Convention presentations of Journal submissions are encouraged, but not required.

Beginning with the 2012 Annual Convention in Austin, Texas, the GCAGS will publish a yearly collection of formally peer-reviewed articles in a new GCAGS Journal Series: Gulf Coast Geology.

The Journal series will focus on all geoscientific aspects of the greater Gulf of Mexico region. A hardbound journal will be produced each year in concert with the traditional GCAGS Transactions volume, and both will be distributed at the yearly convention. An editorial board, which will serve for a 3-year term, will oversee the review process.

Each Journal volume will consist of 10 to 20 articles selected by an editorial board from among the extended abstracts submitted specifically for the Journal each year. The volume will also contain invited papers. Like Transactions contributors, authors of journal articles will make either an oral or poster presentation at the annual convention.


Student News

Congratulations to the 2014 GCAGS
Convention Award Winners!

GCAGS Transactions are now available
on a single DVD!

2015 Gulf Coast Section IBA Winners
Congratulations to ALL!

1st Place
University of New Orleans

2nd Place
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

3rd Place Tie
University of Texas, Austin

3rd Place Tie
Stephen F. Austin State University

Wanted:  Scans of interesting photographs from early GCAGS annual meetings/conventions.

It would be great if each society could provide at least one photograph from one of their early hosted meetings. If you have any photographs, please scan and email (or snail mail) those photos to Jeff Spencer (GCAGS Historian) at or mail to Midstates Petroleum Co., 4400 Post Oak Pkwy., Suite 1900, Houston, TX 77027.

Please let him know if you want anything returned.

Member Societies

Alabama Geological Society - Asociación Mexicana de Geólogos Petroleros [AMPG] - Austin Geological Society - Baton Rouge Geological Society Corpus Christi Geological Society - East Texas Geological Society - Houston Geological Society - Lafayette Geological Society -
Mississippi Geological Society - New Orleans Geological Society - Shreveport Geological Society - South Texas Geological Society - Southeastern Geological Society

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