Mission statement

The aim of the Society is: 

  • to promote and advance the understanding of fossil insects and other non-marine arthropods.

This aim shall be reached by pursuing the following objectives:

  • To establish an international bibliography of the subject;
  • To exchange information and data on fossil insects and other non-marine arthropods;
  • To coordinate meetings and related activities;
  • To seek resources to support these aims through grants, donations and subscriptions;
  • To work jointly with complementary and affiliated organizations;
  • To encourage membership from the amateur and professional sectors, including participation of zoologists and palaeontologists;
  • To hold conferences, exhibitions and lectures, and publish general information, atlases and scientific results;
  • To encourage responsible collection and exchange of fossil material and respect for applicable legislation on conservation and protection of fossils in the countries involved.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith