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|Special Welcome Message from Scott Burns and Rafig Azzam, IAEG
Welcome to our 61st IAEG Connector, the electronic newsletter connecting engineering geologists around the world!
|Prof. Rafig Azzam, President, IAEG
Be sure to look at the section on the 12th ARC in Korea in September – that is our yearly meeting and will be an excellent one! The deadline for "early bird" registration (cheaper registration) is July 31, 2019!
A very important conference coming up on June 15-19, 2020, in Cartagena, Colombia, is the 13th International Symposium on Landslides. It is organized by JTC-1 of FedIGS, of which IAEG is a member. This is a wonderful conference! It will be the first time ever in Colombia! The deadline for papers is this month.
In the news items, we have additional news from the Southern Asia Monsoon, plus the finding of magma under an extinct volcano in Romania and a wonderful video of a debris flow from Chamoson, Valais, Switzerland.
Enjoy the issue!
Scott Burns, now Past President, IAEG, and editor, IAEG Connector, and Rafig Azzam, President, IAEG
The YEG (Young Engineering Geologists) will be having an ice breaker at the ARC 12 meeting on Jeju Island in Korea Sept. 24. Details will be forthcoming!
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IGCs have come a long way since their inception in 1878 in Paris. We are, today, on the threshold of witnessing the 36th session of this prestigious global event. With less than a year’s time left for the Congress, the excitement among the geoscientists is strikingly visible and infectious.
India, with the scientific support of Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be hosting the 36th IGC at Delhi from March 2-8, 2020. With as many as 12 Plenary Talks by outstanding geoscientists from across the globe, 44 science themes, 71 exciting field trips spread in India and neighboring countries, a far-reaching Geohost Program, a massive Geoexpo and many other attractions, the Congress promises to be a truly memorable experience.
India is known for its glorious history, rich cultural diversity, scintillating scientific wealth, and immaculate hospitality. We cordially invite you to participate in the Congress and experience the myriad flavors of India.
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
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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 email@example.com.
- Abstract submission deadline — May 31
- Pre-registration opens — June
- Early bird registration deadline (standard registration opens) — July 31, 2019
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.
Colombian Geotechnical Society
In association with the Joint Technical Committee on Natural Slopes and Landslides (JTC1) and the Federation of International Geo-engineering Societies: ISSMGE,ISRM and IAEG (FedIGS), the Colombian Geotechnical Society-CGS cordially invites the international geotechnical community to participate in the XIII International Symposium on Landslides-XIII ISL, which will be held from 15-19 June 2020 in the city of Cartagena-Colombia.
Our invitation extends to all those colleagues interested in presenting articles, and in a very special way to invite students and professors of universities and research centers, and to the representatives of industry and research for the installation of stands to display software, equipment and geotechnical services. In addition to the program of the Symposium to be held at the venue of the event, technical visits will be organized to selected landslide sites and structures of geotechnical interest, in the surroundings of Medellín and Bogotá cities, both located in the Andean region. It is planned to make these visits during the week of June 22-26. Finally, we invite you to enjoy our tourist attractions and the hospitality of our people.
Los Angeles Times
The California coast grew and prospered during a remarkable moment in history when the sea was at its tamest.
But the mighty Pacific, unbeknownst to all, was nearing its final years of a calm but unusual cycle that had lulled dreaming settlers into a false sense of endless summer.
The Landslide Blog
As written by Dave Petley, "I stumbled across a really interesting debris flow video, apparently dating from Aug. 7, 2018. The reports suggest that it was shot at the village of Grugnay in Chamoson in Switzerland."
A man has died during a cliff collapse at a beach on the north coast of Cornwall, England.
Emergency services were called to Sandymouth beach in Bude after lifeguards reported a rock fall involving a man, according to the coast guard.
A duck-billed dinosaur from Big Bend National Park has been revealed by the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology as a new species, according to a press release by Taylor & Francis Group.
The new genus and species is identified as Aquilarhinus palimentus, named for its eagle-like nose and wide lower jaw.
Lush rolling hills cradle the still waters of Romania’s Saint Anne Lake, which rests in an ancient crater from the eruption of the Ciomadul volcano. The peak last blew its top some 30,000 years ago, and its lengthy quiescence has led many to presume the volcano would not likely erupt again.
Metals are found in many parts of the Earth’s crust but only become a useful commodity when sufficiently concentrated in an accessible place from where they can be profitably extracted.
Some strategically important metals, such as iron, aluminum, magnesium, titanium and manganese, are abundantly distributed in the Earth’s crust and only require a relatively small degree of concentration in order to make a viable deposit.
The Landslide Blog
Recently, the summer monsoon arrived in South Asia with a vengeance, with heavy rainfall across the upland areas of Nepal, India, Bhutan, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Reports suggest that losses across these regions have been high, with floods and landslides both causing significant loss of life.
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