About Us

About Us


Who is the IAGC?

The International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC) is the global trade association representing all segments of the geophysical and exploration industry. Our membership includes onshore and offshore survey operators and acquisition companies, data and processing providers, exploration and production companies, geophysical equipment and software manufacturers, industry suppliers, geoscience consultants, and health, safety and environmental service providers.

The IAGC optimizes the business and regulatory climate and enhances public understanding to support a strong, viable geophysical industry essential to discovering and delivering the world’s energy resources.  It is considered to be the most credible and effective voice for promoting and ensuring a safe, environmentally responsible and competitive geophysical industry.

The IAGC supports and fosters science- and risk-based regulations consistent with existing practices that are proven to be environmentally responsible, effective and operationally feasible.