AGS membership entitles you to membership of one of our affiliated international societies, the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), The International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG) and The International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM).
International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)
The 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. The aim of the International Society is the promotion of international co-operation amongst engineers and scientists for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in the field of geotechnics, and its engineering and environmental applications.
Benefits of membership include:
- possibility to submit papers to many conferences and symposia;
lower conference registration fees;
- possibility of membership of one of 30 technical committees working on specific topics;
- access to work of ISSMGE in various fields of activity, including Education, Communications, Technology Transfer;
- opportunities to demonstrate leadership in Technical Committee, conference and other activities;
- opportunities to build lasting world-wide relationships; and
- a clear demonstration of interest and professionalism in the field of Geotechnics.
International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG)
Engineering Geology is the science devoted to the investigation, study and solution of the engineering and environmental problems which may arise as the result of the interaction between geology and the works and activities of man as well as to the prediction and of the development of measures for prevention or remediation of geological hazards.
The aims of the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment are:
- to promote and encourage the advancement of Engineering Geology through technological activities and research;
- to improve teaching and training in Engineering Geology; and
- to collect, evaluate and disseminate the results of engineering geological activities on a worldwide basis.
International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM)
The field of Rock Mechanics is taken to include all studies relative to the physical and mechanical behaviour of rocks and rock masses and the applications of this knowledge for the better understanding of geological processes and in the fields of Engineering.
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.
Federation of International Geo-Engineering Societies (FedIGS)
The Federation of International Geo-Engineering Societies (FedIGS) is a collaborative forum within which learned societies or associations involved in engineering with, on, or in geo-materials can meet and interact. The purpose of the Federation is to facilitate interaction among the member societies, explore opportunities to promote their common interests and provide a unified response to common issues through effective collective actions that are more effective than individual responses of the members.
The members of the federation are:
- International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)
- International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM)
- International Association of Engineering Geology (IAEG)
- International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)