A student chapter (ISCI) of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG) was founded by a group of enthusiastic students and staff members at ITC, University of Twente.
The mission of IAMG is to promote, worldwide, the advancement of mathematics, statistics and informatics in the Geosciences. Several ITC staff members and students were already active members of the association before the establishment of the student chapter in June, 2010. The ITC contributions to the three journals of IAMG (i.e., Mathematical Geosciences, Computers & Geosciences, and Natural Resources Research) in the past decades also show that ITC and IAMG share vast research topics in geomathematics and geoinformatics.
ISCI locates itself as a gateway between mathematical geosciences and ITC students. With financial support from IAMG, supervisorial support from advisors Prof. Alfred Stein, Prof. Freek van der Meer, Dr. David Rossiter and Dr. John Carranza, and organizational support from the ITC Research Coordination Office, ISCI has organized several academic and social activities at ITC since the middle 2010. Though the priority of a few social activities are given to ISCI members, all academic activities and most social activities organized by ISCI were open to the whole ITC community.