CARMA is the Canadian Rock Mechanics Association, which represents the combined membership of the Canadian Institute of Mining’s Rock Engineering Society and Canadian Geotechnical Society’s Rock Mechanics Division. CARMA also acts as Canada’s National Group for the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM).
The Australian Geomechanics Society was founded in 1970. The AGS produces Australian Geomechanics the newsletter and journal of the Society and specialty conferences, symposia, seminars and workshops, including the four yearly ANZ Geomechanics conference.
JCRM (the Japanese Committee for Rock Mechanics) is the National group of Japan, ISRM (the International Society for Rock Mechanics). It was established in 1964 by researchers and engineers who were the members of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), the Mining and Metallurgical Institute of Japan (currently, the Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan (MMIJ)), the Japanese Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engieering (currently, the Japanese Geotechninal Sociery (JGS)) and the Society of Materials Science, Japan (JSMS) to foster collaboration between JCRM and ISRM in developing innovative solutions to rock mechanics and rock engineering problems.
The American Rock Mechanics Association is your sole direct link in the United States to the professionals, companies, firms, teachers, and students in the field of rock mechanics and rock engineering.
The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is the principal association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom. It performs the role of the ICE Ground Board, as well as being the UK member of the International Society for Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM).
The International Society for 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. The Society has 5,000 members and 46 National Groups. 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 (ISRM Statutes).
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