Research and Development
Development of concepts and practices in Earth Sciences constitutes an area of great interest to the Academy. While taking small steps in this direction proactively, the Academy invites ideas and proposals for development individually or jointly.
Currently, the Academy is working on the following R&D topics.
1. Rock Mass Classification: An extension of the in-vogue classification systems like Rock Mass Quality Q, Rock Mass Rating RMR, GSI, Ground Types, etc.
2. 3-D Geological Logging: Under its GeoTools program, the Academy is currently in an advanced stage of developing its maiden App “GeoTools-3DLog” as a ready reference for Geologists engaged in 3D geological logging of tunnels.