Applied earth science board

As one of the technical Divisions of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and one of the Divisions that form IMMa (the International Mining & Minerals Association) we exist to support the Mining and related Industries world wide, by providing a focus for the exchange of knowledge on all aspects of applied earth science. The Division's activities encompass all professional, technical and educational aspects relating to applied earth science in the Mining Industry world wide.

The purpose of this Divisional website is to introduce the Board and its members and to explain our activities. We hope that you find this useful and would welcome any constructive comments.

Julian Aldridge

Aims and objectives 

Read our full terms of reference on our Mission page.


The Board publishes its annual report every January for the previous year.

See latest report


The Institute offers a number of awards and prizes to those active in the applied earth science industries.

The Applied Earth Science Division is responsible for making recommendations to Council for recipients of the awards, chosen from those nominated by the members, for the awards listed below.

Futers Gold Medal

For outstanding services to the international minerals industry. Open to Institute members and non-members.

Medal for Excellence

For conspicuous contribution, either during the year or cumulatively over a number of years, to the art, science and practise of the mining industry. The recipient may be an individual or organisation.

Overseas Award

For a member resident overseas, for the best paper presented at an Institute symposium, or published in a mining journal, or for notable contribution to development of the Institute overseas. The recipient will receive a medal and certificate.