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|Special Welcome Message from Scott Burns and Rafig Azzam, IAEG
Welcome to our 56th IAEG Connector, the electronic newsletter connecting engineering geologists around the world!
|Prof. Rafig Azzam, President, IAEG
A big conference in Europe in two weeks is the MINEX conference in Sofia, Bulgaria on mining and exploration. It is mentioned below!
In the news items we have some new videos of landslides from England and also a Fatal Landslide Map of the world.
Enjoy the issue!
Scott Burns, now Past President, IAEG, and editor, IAEG Connector, and Rafig Azzam, President, IAEG
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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.
Prior to the 4th MINEX Europe Mining Forum which is set to take place in Bulgaria on the 25th & 27th June we wanted to remind you that the delegate registration will be closing on 20 June.
If you are seeking opportunities in the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe, join one of the most significant events organized in the region, offering platform for engaging with over 100 companies.
What to expect at the Forum?
• Meet with the heads and senior representatives of mining companies operating in Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Bosnia Herzegovina, Northern Macedonia, Kosovo, Slovenia, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Ukraine and other countries.
• Hear from over 40 speakers during the two-day Forum
• Meet with experts who have vast practical knowledge of developing mining projects across Europe and Globally
• Engage with investors and financiers to discuss potential deals
• Network at the Drinks reception hosted by the UK Department of International Trade
• Taste rich Balkan food & culture at the Gala Dinner
• Visit the state-of-the art copper mining complexes developed by Geotechmin and Assarel-Medet
Summer School on Historic and Prehistoric Landslides
30 June-5 July
Trentino and Veneto regions (Northeast Italian Alps)
Applications are open for the Summer school for early career scientists on historic and prehistoric landslides in the northern Italian Alps — Implications for new hazard maps in mountainous areas.
Minex Kazakhstan 2019 Conference
We are pleased to invite you to review the materials of the 10th MINEX Kazakhstan Mining and Exploration Forum which took place in Nur-Sultan on 2-4 April 2019. The forum was organized under the central theme "Opening up new frontiers" which reflects the exciting prospects emerging in the mining sector due to the ongoing reforms.
This year, the forum has brought together more than 450 executives from 16 countries, representing 152 mining and metallurgical companies, ministries, geological committees, investment companies, banks, stock exchanges, service companies and mining equipment manufacturers.
Over 80 speakers and panelists presented at the forum. The themes addressed during the forum included the key trends and projects developing in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
During the forum’s plenary and technical sessions, we have conducted survey asking delegates to share their views on changes evolving in Kazakhstan’s mining industry.
Please open the hyperlinks to review post-event results and press releases
To purchase a full report containing presentation slides, videos and photos, please complete this order form.
University of Zurich
1-6 Sept. 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 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 — 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
Save the date for the next installment of the largest equipment show dedicated solely to the deep foundations industry! IFCEE 2021 will take place at the Hyatt Regency Reunion in Dallas, Texas.
Øystein Lund Andersen
Video of rockfall event from the lava dome of #Merapi earlier on 17th June.
The Landslide Blog
hanks to the hard work of Dr Melanie Froude, my colleague here at the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield, we have now posted the full Global Fatal Landslide Database online. This is the dataset that underpins our paper of last year (Froude and Petley 2018) that explored the human cost of landslides from 2004 to 2016 inclusive. However, this new version adds a further year of data, covering 2004 to 2017 inclusive.
The dataset can be accessed via an ARCGIS web application, which allows mapping of the dataset at a range of scales.
The Landslide Blog
Many media outlets have been featuring a video from Sidestrand in Norfolk, eastern England, showing a complex landslide event. This video was posted to Facebook by Brad Damms.
A new species of dinosaur has been found in an Australia, 30 years after a man had collected them thinking they were just animal fossils.
He didn't realise they were so special but now scientists have analysed them and found they are from a newly discovered type of dinosaur.
Fawn officials say landslides caused by the season's heavy rains on Thompson and Sun Mine roads are an emergency situation and they're shifting money from another planned project to make the repairs.
Daily Commercial News
Engineers had knowledge of extensive cracking and failed to order a street closed and shore up a pedestrian bridge before it collapsed and killed six people at a Miami university last year, according to findings revealed by a federal workplace safety agency.
Sceince News for Students
Let's travel back 66 million years to a balmy day in what is now Texas. A herd of 30-ton alamosaurs graze peacefully in a steamy marsh. Suddenly, a blinding light and a scorching fireball envelops them.
It is the last thing these dinosaurs see.
Another explosion occurred at the volcano on June 13. A vulcanian-type eruption ejected lots of incandescent material to distances of at least 700 m from the crater and generated an ash plume that rose to 30,000 ft altitude and drifting south over Denpasar.
|June 24-26, 2019
|Sept. 17-22, 2019
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|| 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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