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|Special Welcome Message from Scott Burns and Rafig Azzam, IAEG
Welcome to our 70th IAEG Connector, the electronic newsletter connecting engineering geologists around the world!
|Prof. Rafig Azzam, President, IAEG
First of all, many IAEG members are on Jeju Island, Korea, for the ARC12 meeting. The IAEG executive committee met on Saturday, and the IAEG annual council meeting was on Sunday. Monday was a field trip, Tuesday through Thursday is the conference (so far 390 are registered) and Friday is another field trip. On this past Sunday, Typhoon Tapah hit the area and most planes were cancelled coming to Jeju Island. I sat in the airport in Seoul all day! Winds were high and rain was great, but the Council had an effective day! Results of the council meeting will be in next week's Connector!
The first photo is the plenary session room for the conference during my keynote on the first afternoon. I also included a photo of the wonderful columnar jointed basalt just outside of the hotel — the whole island is mainly basalt! The YEG (Young Engineering Geologists) had a super meeting here, and I included two photos of their social gathering and a dinner last night.
We give special awards for IAEG every two years. We gave two at this meeting. First, Cristian Marunteanu of Romania got the honorary member award for his many, many years of service to IAEG. Ricardo Oliveira of Portugal received the second Honorary President Award we have ever given — he too has given many, many years of service to IAEG. Their photos are below!
Be sure to see the latest news items — there are some very interesting ones including landslides and airblasts, the Kerala landslides and mine waste landslides in Kyrgyzstan!
Enjoy the issue!
Scott Burns, now Past President, IAEG, and editor, IAEG Connector, and Rafig Azzam, President, IAEG
|Photos from the ARC12 Conference on Jeju Island, Korea
ARC12 battles typhoon, but now runs smoothly
Outcrop near the hotel of columnar basalt!
YEG has successful meetings and a dinner at the ARC12 in Korea!
YEG group has great turnout!
|Cristian Marunteanu and Ricardo Oliveira win awards at ARC12
Honorary Member Award
Professor Cristian Marunteanu has been a professor of Engineering Geology at the University of Bucharest since 1977 and the Professor Emeritus since 2012. He creates and teaches new courses, Engineering Geology for Waste Disposal, Environmental Engineering Geology, Landslide Hazard and Risk, and Engineering Geology – Fractured Rocks both at graduate and postgraduate levels. READ MORE
|Honorary President Award
Professor Ricardo Oliveira was trained as Engineering Geologist in Portugal and USA during the 1960s, and with the experience of research, he has become Engineering and Environmental consultant and acted as the President of Engineering and Environmental Consultants from 1988 to 2015. READ MORE
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The 36th International Geological Congress will be held in Delhi, India between March 3 and 8, 2020. With 43 Themes and over 200 planned sessions, as well as pre and post congress field trips, this promises to be an exceptional event.
The abstract submission deadline has been extended till Oct. 31, 2019, and abstract submission is now FREE. Please note that abstracts will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, as they are received, so we encourage you to consider an early submission.
For more information, and to review the exceptional array of sessions, please see the conference web page at: http://www.36igc.org/index.php.
Please note that there are numerous field trips associated with the Congress – of potential interest to some of you: ER008: Landslide Failure Mechanisms, Hazard and Risk Scenarios in Darjeeling Himalaya.
15th MINING AND EXPLORATION FORUM
Foresight of the Russian Mining and Exploration Industry Development
Oct. 8-10, 2019 – Moscow, Russia
Exhibitors - Sept. 20, 2019
Delegates - Oct. 1, 2019
Euro Geo Warsaw
The abstract submission deadline has been extended till Oct. 4, 2019. You are kindly invited to submit your paper to one of the folowing topics:
Please note that selected papers will be published in an indexed journal.
- Agricultural Applications
- Coastal Protection
- Direct and Life-Cycle Cost Savings
- Drainage and Filtration
- Embankments on Soft Soils
- Environmental Benefits
- Erosion Control
- Geosynthetics as Formwork
- Hydraulic Applications
- Innovations and New Developments
- Lightweight Construction
- Physical and Numerical Models
- Polymeric and Clay Geosynthetic Barriers
- Properties and Testing
- Quality Control and Quality Assurance
- Reinforced Walls and Slopes
- Roads, Railroads and Other Transportation Applications
- Seismic Applications
- Stormwater Management
- Unpaved Roads
- Wastewater and Fresh Water Storage
More info on how to submit and submission form can be found here.
Hotel De Bently, Plot 892, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Street
Utako District, Abuja, Nigeria
Oct. 27-30, 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
The Asia Petroleum Geoscience Conference & Exhibition (APGCE 2019) will be held Oct. 29-30, 2019, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia.
Delegates are entitled to exclusive access to all conference sessions, core sessions, oral sessions, admission to the exhibition halls, access to closing sessions, daily luncheons and coffee breaks as well as the Conference Delegate Pack. Additionally, a delegate is invited to the following social events:
Official Opening Ceremony
Date: Oct. 29, 2019
Time: 0900AM – 1000AM
Venue: Plenary Hall, KL Convention Centre
Date: Oct. 29, 2019
Time: 1720PM – 1900PM
Venue: Ballroom 1 & 2, KL Convention Centre
Date: Oct. 30, 2019
Time: 1720PM – 1900PM
Venue: Plenary Theater, KL Convention Centre
Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2019
Novotel Hotel, Yangon
Second International Conference on Applied Earth Sciences in Myanmar and Neighboring Regions
Myanmar Applied Earth Sciences Association
Pre-conference workshops: Nov. 29; Conference: Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Upper Myanmar field trip: Mandalay-Sagaing-Minwun-Mogok, Dec. 2-7
The journal Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292, IF 4.118) is currently running a Special Issue titled "Remote Sensing of Landslides II." Dr. Zhong Lu, of the Southern Methodist University (USA), and Dr. Chaoying Zhao, of the Chang’an University (China), are serving as guest editors for this issue. We think you could make an excellent contribution based on your expertise and your following paper:
Urban Landslides: Challenges for Forensic Engineering Geologists and Engineers. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY FOR SOCIETY AND TERRITORY, VOL 5: URBAN GEOLOGY, SUSTAINABLE PLANNING AND LANDSCAPE EXPLOITATION 2015, 0, 3-9.
Triggered by precipitation, water-level fluctuation, freeze thaw, irrigation, earthquakes, anthropogenic activities and other factors, landslide has become a severe geohazard worldwide. In recent years, multiple remote sensing techniques that use synthetic aperture radar (SAR), light detection and ranging (LiDAR), optical and photogrammetric measurements from spaceborne, airborne, mobile-vehicle and ground-based platforms have been widely applied for landslide classification, detection, digital elevation model reconstruction, surface deformation monitoring, volume/thickness inversion and stability and mechanism analysis.
For further reading, please follow the link to the Special Issue Website.
The submission deadline is Dec. 31, 2019. You may send your manuscript now or up until the deadline. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Editorial Office in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Remote Sensing is fully open access. Open access (unlimited and free access by readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as indicated by several studies. Open access is supported by the authors and their institutes. An Article Processing Charge (APC) of CHF 1800 currently applies to all accepted papers (APC: CHF 2000 from Jan. 1, 2020 onwards). You may be entitled to a discount if you have previously received a discount code or if your institute is participating in the MDPI Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP). For more information, click here.
For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions for authors at the journal website.
May 10-14, 2021
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 June 15-19, 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.
The Landslide Blog
An interesting aspect of some very large and rapid landslides is that they generate air blasts that can be highly destructive in their own right. A good example is the Langtang landslide, triggered by the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal.
The Landslide Blog
The Indian financial newspaper Mint has published an article, "The Hungry Rains," which examined the impact of the 2019 monsoon on Kerala in western India. Kerala is the main coastal state lying along the southwest part of the country.
Motorists were inconvenienced for months in 2018, when a section of Route 30 near East Pittsburgh was closed due to a landslide.
2018 was an active and brutal year for landslides in western Pennsylvania, which is already prone to this type of natural disaster.
The Landslide Blog
As written by Dave Petley, "In the course of some work that I’m undertaking on human-induced landslides, I have come across an interesting article about landslides at the Kumtor Goldmine in Kyrgyzstan. This site is unusual as the mining is being undertaken at an unusual elevation, 3,000 – 4,400 meters above sea level, at a site that has active glaciers."
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