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Commissions and JTCs

The ISRM Board has appointed several Commissions for the period 2015-2019 in order that they may study some scientific and technical matters of topical interest to the Society. Other proposals are currently being analysed.

For proposing the creation of a Commission, the proposed Commission President shall fill up an application form and send it to the ISRM President, with copy to the Secretariat. To download the application form click here.

Please note that all ISRM Commissions only run for the ISRM Presidential period during which they have been approved, i.e. for the 4-year period between the ISRM Congresses. However, some ISRM Commissions can be extended into a new 4-year period. This form should be completed by the Commission President (proposed or existing) for the purpose of starting or continuing an ISRM Commission.

It is important to note that Commissions can only be approved if it is clear that the Commission is well organised and that there will be a significant product – which is both useful to the ISRM and produced on time. Note that this means that the Commission’s report should be prepared in the year before the 2019 International Congress, at Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. It is expected that Commission meetings will be held in association with the ISRM International Symposia: i.e., the EUROCK 2016 to be held in Capadoccia, Turkey, in August 2016, the AfriRock to be held in Cape Town, in February 2017, at the venue for 2018 which is not yet established, and of course the 2019 ISRM Congress in Brazil.

In accordance with the ISRM By-law No. 3 "Rules to be followed by Commissions and Joint Commissions", ISRM Members wishing to participate in the work of any of the Commissions shall contact the respective President.

The current list of ISRM Commissions is the following:

Three Joint Technical Committees operate under the umbrella of the Federation of International Geo-engineering Societies - FedIGS, which join the effort of the Sister Societies IAEG, IGS, ISRM and ISSMGE.

The current list of JTCs is the following:

The ISRM and the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association - ITA celebrated a Memorandum of Understanding, whereby ISRM may appoint members to selected ITA Working Groups and ITA may appoint members to selected ISRM Commissions.