The following terms of reference have been provided by the ISSME President and Board:
“The IDC will be the think tank of ISSMGE. Its task will be to think of ways to make ISSMGE progress in a manner which will increase its usefulness to the members and provide excitement for the future of geotechnical engineering in ISSMGE. Among the possible tasks are:
a. Develop innovations to better serve our members and to increase the impact and influence of ISSMGE and the Geotechnical Engineer in the world.
b. Develop ways to enhance the value of the web site as a technical resource worldwide.
c. Develop ways for individual members to communicate with each other in a very easy fashion.
d. Initiate the webinar series
e. Create and select the recipient for a best innovator of the year award. This award will be given yearly. The award will consist of a certificate which will be given to the ISSMGE member receiving the award.
f. Strengthen and bring to a steady state the International Journal on Geoengineering Case Histories. Cooperation with the Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) and more generally all the Technical Committees (TC) is expected.
g. Develop the Lexicon into an electronic tool available on the web site.”