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| A Special Message From Scott Burns, Past President, IAEG
This past weekend, the new Executive Committee of IAEG met for two days in Paris at the School of Mines, and it was a very effective time. Everyone was there! We set the stage for taking IAEG to the next level for the next four years. The last Executive Committee started the upgrade of IAEG, and this new Executive Committee will continue that work and has added many new items to the list. I will summarize most of those items in next week's Connector!
The first big item that we did in Paris was to increase the Executive Committee by adding the chair of the new YEG (Young Engineering Geologists) Committee to the Executive Committee with voting rights. Louise Vick, who has shown great leadership, was present for both days and had great input. Pedro Martins, another YEG member, was also present with no voting rights and also had contributions. See Louise's photo below.
Starting next week, the personal introduction for the IAEG Connector will be written by me and our new President, Professor Rafig Azzam. From now on, you will see his photo at the beginning.
We have so many items coming up — next week will be the complete update! Enjoy all of the news items below too — lots happening around the world!
Scott Burns, Past President and Editor, IAEG Connector
IAEG Executive Committee Votes Louise Vick onto the Executive Committee
At the annual mid-year board meeting in Paris this past weekend, the IAEG Executive Committee voted that we need to have a member of the YEG (Young Engineering Geologists Committee) on the Executive Committee from now on. She will be a voting member. This will give us a view of the younger members of our organization.
Louise is doing her post doctoral study in Norway. Her input at the meeting was super. Louise, welcome to the board!
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As you will notice, we have a new design and user-friendly search functions. We have three social media accounts, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram, to post photos on the web (and short films) in the Photo Gallery of our website. We also have direct connection with IAEG Connector and Frontiers in Earth Science.
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Geology Applied to Engineering represents a thorough and up-to-date textbook for courses in Applied PhysicaI Geology, Geology for Engineers and Engineering Geology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. It
contains appropriate information for geologists and engineers who are involved in designing and constructing
engineering structures, as all structures are located either on the Earth or in the Earth, or composed of earth
materials. This textbook also provides the fundamentals of subject material included in the Examination for
Professional Licensure of Geologists, a growing need for geologists who work in the public sector.
Nepalese Society of Engineering Geologists
“Engineering Geology and Geotechniques for Developing Countries”
12-13 May 2019, Kathmandu, Nepal
The main aim of this congress is to unite all geoengineers, civil engineers, city/urban planners, engineering geologists, geoscientists, disaster experts, social welfare researchers and professionals in a single platform to share and give exact solutions to the global society through transferring knowledge and skills from the from highland/mountain to lowland/low lying areas and vice versa.
11 May 2019 (Saturday): Pre-conference excursions
12 May 2019 (Sunday): Inaugural program followed by technical sessions and Welcome Reception
13 May 2019 (Monday): Technical Sessions
14-16 May 2019: Post-conference Excursion
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
12-15 June 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design
Sustainable development has called for efficient bioresource utilization, sustainable energy production, effective environmental remediation/management and advanced material development. Research and innovation are critical to satisfy these pressing needs. This proposed conference will offer a timely opportunity to stimulate new research activities in technological and managerial advancement. Eminent academic researchers, industrial practitioners, green groups and governmental departments from different sectors in the local and international context will gather to share scientific and technical inputs as well as political feedback through active discussion.
Università di Pavia
3rd Summer School on
Natural Hazards and Engineering Geology Applications
Cinque Terre National Park (Italy) 18-21 June 2019
The school is dedicated to Ph.D. and master's students in earth sciences and
The number of participants is limited.
The application deadline is May 15.
No registration fee is required.
The accommodation is partially included.
Candidates should send an email to:
Click here to view the full program.
Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
24-26 June 2019
The 6th International Conference on Earth Observation for Environmental Changes (EOEC 2019) and the 8th International Conference on Geo-information Technologies for Natural Disaster Management (GiT4NDM 2019) aim to advance research and development, as well as encourage innovative applications of Geomatics technologies in environmental change studies, geospatial information management toward implementation of sustainable development goals and 2030 smart environment and cities using artificial intelligence and deep learning; and to address the international co-operation in environmental change studies using advanced geospatial tools, spatiotemporal models and Earth observation systems. The conference offers an interdisciplinary forum in the fields of remote sensing, surveying and mapping, geodesy and geosciences, geography, marine science, forestry, renewable energy, environment, transportation, natural hazards, disaster management and climate change science.
University of Zurich
1-6 September 2019
Topics to be covered in lectures, excursions and workshops include dating techniques such as numerical methods
(radiocarbon, exposure dating with cosmogenic nuclides, OSL, 137Cs, 210Pb, etc.), dendrochronology, anthracology, archaeomagnetic dating, palaeolimnology, as well as relative methods like soil weathering and Schmidt-hammer technique. See also attached flyer.
List of lecturers:
Holger Gärtner (WSL), Paolo Cherubini (WSL), Markus Egli (Univ. of Zurich), Susan Ivy-Ochs (ETH Zurich/Uni Zurich), Dmitry Tikhomirov (ETH Zurich/Uni Zurich), Dennis Dahms (Univ. Northern Iowa), Irka Hajdas (ETH Zurich), Jérôme Poulenard (University Savoie Mont Blanc), Eileen Eckmeier (LMU University of Munich), Evdokia Tema (Univ. of Torino), Pierre Valla (Univ. of Bern), Nathalie Dubois (EAWAG) and others.
The Summer School is open to young researchers (Ph.D. students and post-docs) worldwide.
Participation is competitive and will be limited to a maximum of 20.
The registration fee (750 CHF) includes accommodation (room sharing required),
half board and lunch, field trips and teaching material.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 30 April 2019
Click here to register.
The Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists 2019 Annual Meeting invites you to submit an abstract for publication and presentation at the 67th Annual Meeting in Asheville, North Carolina, Sept. 17-22. Abstract online submittal is now open. The deadline to submit your abstract is May 1. For complete meeting details and to register, please visit www.aegannualmeeting.org.
The Korean Society of Engineering Geology
Jeju Island, Republic of Korea (South Korea)
23-27 Sept. 2019
Call for abstracts
12th ARC of IAEG is calling for abstracts towards engineering geologists around the globe to make this conference meaningful and fruitful. Please be noticed with the information as follows.
IAEG's tradition is that all the Commissions shall hold their Commission Meeting at the IAEG regional conference or congress. Since the organizer of 12th ARC is doing preparations for the meeting rooms and is setting up the schedule, it's very important for them to know how many Commissions are going to hold the meetings. If you have such plans, please contact Prof. Hyuck-Jin Park. He would be very glad to assist you with all the arrangements of your meetings during the 12th ARC. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Abstract submission deadline — April 30
- Abstract acceptance/rejection notification — May 31
- Pre-registration opens — June
- Earlybird registration deadline (standard registration opens) — July
Click here for more information and abstract submission guidelines.
Visualization — A Powerful Tool or a Potential Problem?
Present your visualization of an engineering geological model at the C25 workshop
being held during the 12th ARC in Jeju Island.
A bottle of fine red Australian wine will be awarded for the best model!
Click here to learn more.
Hotel De Bently, Plot 892, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Street
Utako District, Abuja, Nigeria
27-30 Oct. 2019
The theme of the 2nd IAEG African Regional Congress reﬂects on the role of geology in the Sustainable
Development of African Countries. Decades of development without planning and planning without accurate
geoscientific data have scuttled Africa's dream for sustained economic growth. An accurate geologic map is
needed to understand the Earth's resources and hazards. A geologic map provides basic data for understanding
both past and present-day processes affecting not only the Earth but also structures created by humans on or in
Unesco IHP Land Subsidence International Initiative
From 20-24 April 2020, the Tenth International Symposium on Land Subsidence (TISOLS) will take place in Delft - Gouda, the Netherlands.
Land subsidence, or land-level lowering, is a major problem that threatens the viability and sustainable economic development for millions of people throughout the world, especially in (but not restricted to) highly urbanized coastal areas. It is often a result of overexploitation of groundwater resources. The total costs globally amount up to many billions of dollars annually.
United Press International
California's three most historically active faults haven't slipped in a century, a hiatus unprecedented over the last 1,000 years, according to a new study.
When researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey studied the paleoseismic records from the San Andreas, San Jacinto and Hayward faults, they failed to find a gap as long as California's current earthquake hiatus.
Eight men suffocated in an unauthorized gold mine in Peru after a tunnel they dug began spewing noxious fumes, local media reported.
Cesar Rondo, the only miner who survived the disaster, told local broadcaster RPP that the group became dizzy and suffered headaches in the tunnel.
The Landslide Blog
As written by Dave Petley, "A decade ago the research team that I led at the University of Durham undertook a study of rockfall activity on the North Yorkshire coast in the U.K. In this work, we used terrestrial laser scanning on a monthly cycle to detect rockfall locations on high coastal cliffs. The work was fascinating, arduous and intriguing."
For the entire history of our species, humans have lived on a planet with a a chunk of ice capping each pole. But Earth has been ice-free for about 75 percent of the time since complex life first appeared. This variation in background climate, between partly glaciated and ice-free, has puzzled geologists for decades.
|May 12-13, 2019
||First Himalayan Engineering
|June 24-26, 2019
|Sept. 17-22, 2019
||AEG in Asheville
|| North Carolina, USA
|Sept. 23-27, 2019
||ARC of IAEG
|Oct. 3-5, 2019
|Oct. 27-30, 2019
||2nd IAEG Africa Regional Congress
|March 2-8, 2020
||36th International Geological Congress
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