About ISEE

The International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) was formed in 1974 as a professional society dedicated to promoting the safety, security and the controlled use of explosives in mining, quarrying, construction, manufacturing, demolition, aerospace, forestry, avalanche control, art, automotives, special effects, exploration, seismology, agriculture, law enforcement, and many other peaceful uses of explosives.

With more than 4,600 members from 90 countries and with 34 Chapters in the US, Canada, and South America, the Society is recognized as a world leader in providing explosives technology, education, and information, and promoting public understanding of the benefits of explosives. In addition, ISEE, with individual members acting as resources, has consistently been at the forefront of efforts to address legislation and regulation on the use of explosives at the international, federal and state level. There is no better reason to support and participate in this Society.



 To advance the science and art of explosives engineering.




To maintain a strong organization structure that addresses the needs of all members.

To serve society as a body of specialists and encourage service to the community where the skills of those who work with explosives can best be applied.

To establish and strengthen working relationships with related national and international associations, government agencies, academic institutions, and allied societies having common or related objectives.

To provide forums and media through which principles and techniques of explosives engineering may be reported, discussed, and published.

To educate policy makers about our industry and identify, monitor, report and respond to public policy issues affecting the explosives industry.

To promote a favorable public perception of explosives engineers and the contributions that they make to society.

To promote career development and encourage explosives engineering instruction in appropriate education curricula.

To promote the professional development, competence, and qualifications of explosives engineers, practitioners, and those entering the field.

To promote standardization of terminology, methods, and regulations in explosives engineering.

To establish and maintain a repository of information on the art and science of explosives engineering and encourage its use.