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JTC 5 - Sustainable Use of Underground Space

President

Dr Eduardo de Mulder (Netherlands)

E-mail: e.demulder@nitg.tno.nl

Website:

Core Members

IAEG
(to be finalised)

ISRM
Prof. Luís Ribeiro e Sousa (USA)
Prof. Shunsuke Sakurai (Japan)
Prof. Zhao Jian (Switzerland)

ISSMGE
Prof. W. Wittke (Germany)
Prof. Charles Ng (Hong Kong, China)
Dr Tarcisio Celestino (Brazil)

Terms of Reference

Aims

The Joint Technical Committee (JTC) aims to generate increased scientific and public attention for the relevance of the underground as a potential realm and medium for solving societal problems at surface in an economical and environmentally sustainable way, and to address geo-engineering issues related to this ambition.

Objectives

Implementation of these aims is anticipated through:

  • Advancing the science involved for developing underground space and its related environmental and economic aspects;
  • Mapping the current international and national networks of relevant scientific and professional parties in this field;
  • Encouraging cooperation between such parties and the JTC;
  • Acting as a platform for those professionally dealing with the use of underground space;
  • Compiling and publishing a monograph on the sustainable use of underground space;
  • Presenting relevant papers in conferences and publishing scientific articles on this topic;
  • Organising international workshops, symposia and training activities;
  • Reporting the JTC results to the leaderships of IAEG, ISSMGE and ISRM;
  • Communicating JTC achievements to the individual memberships of these three Associations and Societies, e.g. through contributions in international congresses, symposia and workshops organised by these parties;
  • Developing and maintaining a dedicated website.


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