Aims & Objectives

Our Aim

To encourage new uses of underground space for the benefit of the public, environment, and sustainable development

To encourage studies of underground alternatives to surface construction, not only considering construction costs but also indirect life-cycle costs and savings as well as social and environmental advantages.

To stimulate the development of guidelines for a positive public strategy to take advantage of subsurface potential.

To encourage the development of cost effective methods for planning, geo-investigation, design, construction, operation, maintenance and safety of underground structures by using improved methods.

To improve training of everyone, especially young professionals, by conducting workshops, by improving and coordinating academic programs worldwide, and by improved on-the-job training;