AASP–The Palynological Society (AASP-TPS) was founded to promote the science of palynology for and on behalf of the public interest. It is a non-profit organization, to foster the spirit of scientific research among its members and others engaged in this field of science.
Through its work, The Palynological Society aims to promote an inclusive and equitable scientific culture, which is free from discrimination and harassment of any kind. The society aims to gather information and data on this subject that is disseminated to its members and to the general public. AASP-TPS was established as the ‘American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists (AASP)’ in 1967 and renamed as ‘AASP-The Palynological Society’ to reflect its broader scope in 2008.