FedIGS Member Societies
Each of the Member Societies has its own, unique but related group of Geo-Engineering members. Some Member Societies work through chapters and individual members while others are a collection of National and Regional Societies. FedIGS creates a forum where in each of these Societies can harmonize their efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of service to their communities.
The International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) is the pre-eminent professional body representing the interests and activities of Engineers, Academics and Contractors all over the world that actively participate in geotechnical engineering.
As a truly global organisation, for the ISSMGE to provide a focus for professional leadership to more than 80 Member Societies and over 18,000 individual members. The website is intended to:
- to provide the membership with regular and up to date news and information about the activities of the society around the world, including webinars, lectures, conferences.
- to provide communication platform for the effective management and administration of the society.
- to provide a communication platform for the effective coordination of the Technical Committees and the dissemination of TC publications and reports.
- to provide a single point of access for our members to obtain information on upcoming events and conferences.
The International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM) was founded in Salzburg in 1962 as a result of the enlargement of the “Salzburger Kreis”. Its foundation is mainly owed to Prof. Leopold Müller who acted as President of the Society till September 1966. The ISRM is a non-profit scientific association supported by the fees of the members and grants that do not impair its free action. In 2011 the Society has 6,500 members and 48 National Groups.
The field of Rock Mechanics is taken to include all studies relative to the physical and mechanical behavior of rocks and rock masses and the applications of this knowledge for the better understanding of geological processes and in the fields of Engineering (ISRM Statutes).
The main objectives and purposes of the Society are:
- to encourage international collaboration and exchange of ideas and information between Rock Mechanics practitioners;
- to encourage teaching, research, and advancement of knowledge in Rock Mechanics;
- to promote high standards of professional practice among rock engineers so that civil, mining and petroleum engineering works might be safer, more economic and less disruptive to the environment.
The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) is a learned society dedicated to the scientific and engineering development of geotextiles, geomembranes, related products and associated technologies. We have 38 chapters, over 3,000 members and 158 corporate members.
The aims of the IGS are:
- to collect and disseminate knowledge on all matters relevant to geotextiles, geomembranes and related products, e.g. by promoting seminars, conferences, etc.
- to promote advancement of the state of the art of geotextiles, geomembranes and related products and of their applications, e.g. by encouraging, through its members, the harmonization of test methods, equipment and criteria.
- to improve communication and understanding regarding such products, e.g. between designers, manufacturers and users and especially between the textile and civil engineering communities.