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| A Special Message From Scott Burns, President, IAEG
Welcome to our 21th IAEG Connector! I have included two photos of student winners of the poster sessions below from the IAEG Congress. This year we had nearly 300 posters presented in three evenings when no talks were being given. Attendance at the posters was excellent! It was also during “happy hour” when there were free drinks for the many people who came to view the posters. It was very successful!
We gave monetary awards and certificates to the top three winners each evening. Voting was done by viewers of the posters on the congress app on their phones. We have no photos of the winners from Monday night, but their names are below. We do have photos below with names from the Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Congratulations to all who presented the excellent posters, but special congratulations to the nine winners!
This week is International Earth Science Week, so it is a special time to celebrate our discipline! Thursday of this week (Oct. 18) is International Geoethics Day!
Many landslides have happened in the past couple of weeks, and news items of them are found below, too.
Enjoy, Scott Burns, President, IAEG
Monday: (none were photographed because they were not present during Tuesday’s general session)
1. Debora Andrade Targa (Brazil)
2. Kwang Chun (USA)
3. Eduardo Bontempo Filho (Brazil)
1. Lina Ma (China)
2. Jasmine Rita Petriglieri (Italy)
3. Twin HW Kristyanto (Taiwan)
Winners of the poster session on Tuesday evening.
Left to right: Scott Burns, President, IAEG; Sarah Kalika, General Chair of Congress; Jasmine Rita Petriglieri, Italy; Lina Ma, China; Twin HW Kristyanto, Taiwan.
1. Mingdong Zang (China)
2. Chiara Avataneo (Italy)
3. Wenmin Yao (China)
Winners of the poster session on Thursday evening.
Left to right: Scott Burns, President, IAEG; Sarah Kalika, General Chair of Congress; Chiara Avataneo, Italy; Mingdong Zang, China; Wenmin Yao, China.
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.
AEG - Coastal Hazards Forum
The Coastal Hazards Technical Working Group of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) is hosting a Coastal Hazards Professional Forum at Dauphin Island Sea Lab and is currently accepting abstracts for presentations at this three-day forum event. One-full day and two additional half-day sessions will be devoted to technical and regulatory policy issues with a half-day field trip around the barrier beach island included and an optional half-day tour of the marine laboratory facilities. Keynote speakers, student poster sessions, exhibitor displays and a banquet will be available to attendees of this First AEG Coastal Hazards Forum held at Dauphin Island Sea Lab campus in Alabama from Jan. 7-10, 2019.
Potential session topics are anticipated to include:
Session 1: Sea Level Rise & Impact on Addressing Coastal Emergencies
The forum will offer the opportunity to discuss current shoreline protection methods, coastal hazard policies, and project planning with increased attention to sea level change resiliency and long term public use regulations in the geologic environment.
Session 2: Wetland Loss - Does It Increase Coastal Hazards?
Session 3: Sediment Transport Modeling & Long-Range Planning
Session 4: Coastal Subsidence & Salt Water Intrusion Issues
Session 5: Coastal Engineering & Storm Damage Reduction
Session 6: Urban Development & Coastal Hazards
Session 7: Developing Sustainable & Resilient Projects
Session 8: What are the Impacts of Regulatory Policies?
Session 9: Reducing Emergency Response Time
Session 10: Intergovernmental Policies
Session 11: Improving Communication & Public Outreach
Abstracts should be submitted here by Thursday, Nov. 1, and limited to 500 words for publication in the program with abstracts. To login, use "aeg" as the username and "coastal2018" for the password. Abstract submissions will be reviewed and selected for presentation at the forum by the Coastal Hazards Technical Working Group. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be provided via email by Saturday, Dec. 1.
Thursday, Oct. 18, at 12 a.m.
International Association for Promoting Geoethics — IAPG in Rome, Italy
Nepal Geological Society
Nepal Geological Society is one of the most dynamic professional organizations in
Nepal and is well-known for its continuing academic and professional activities in national as
well as international level since its establishment. One of the main focuses of this society is to
provide platforms to the national as well as international geoscientists for sharing their
research ﬁndings and establishing international networks for the advancement of research and
development in the ﬁeld of geosciences and engineering. It has more than 800 members out of
which nearly one-third are international scientists.
The Joint Technical Committee of the FedIGS has organized in Hong Kong the 2nd JTC1 workshop on "Triggering and Propagation of Rapid Flow-like Landslides."
The workshop, which is co-organized by the Hong Kong Geotechnical Society, the Geotechnical Division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, will take place at HKUST Dec. 3-5.
As you know, the JTC1 workshops are intended to deal with advanced scientific topics of interest for the geo-engineering community. A goal of these workshops is also to leave room and enhance the activity of young researchers.
The event will include four keynote lectures delivered by outstanding scientists, the Hutchinson Lecture, a Hungr Oration, eight special lectures presented by young researchers and a bechmarking exercise for landslide runout analysis.
GeoMEast 2018 will provide a showcase for recent developments and advancements in design, construction and safety inspections of transportation infrastructures and offer a forum to discuss and debate future directions for the 21st century. Conference topics cover a broad array of contemporary issues for professionals involved in geosynthetics, geotechnical, geo-environmental, geomechanics, geosciences, geophysics, tunnel, water structures, bridge, pavement, railway and emerging techniques for safety inspections. You will have the opportunity to meet colleagues from all over the world for technical, scientific and commercial discussions.
The Annual Conference SAGEEP 2019 is in Portland in March 2019 and features a full parallel Geohazards Conference including hazards for manmade structures like dams and levees and also a parallel Shallow Marine and Coastal Geophysics Conference, both of which should be of interest to AEG. AEG participation/contribution would be most welcomed.
Researchers have discovered a huge chain of ancient, underwater volcanoes about 250 miles (400 kilometers) east of Tasmania. This sonar map shows some of the massive seamounts, beginning about 3 miles (5,000 meters) below the ocean's surface.
Thanks to an especially slobbery "Looney Tune," the island of Tasmania is best-known for its eponymous devils.
The Landslide Blog
In northern India major works are underway to construct a new hydroelectric facility at Shongtong Karcham in Kinnaur. This will be a 450-kilowatt run of the river scheme generating an estimated 450 megawatts, reportedly enough to power 800,000 households.
The Washington Post
Late-blooming and suddenly historic Hurricane Michael smashed into the Florida Panhandle with roof-peeling winds of 155 miles per hour and a storm surge that scraped homes from their foundations. An October surprise that raced across the Gulf, Michael could go down in the record books as the third-strongest hurricane to hit the continental United States.
A landslide hit a village in the Bolo Township of Jomda County, in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region Oct. 11, blocking the Jinsha river.
Perched on the northeastern edge of Sicily, Italy’s Mount Etna is a hyperactive volcano capable of producing incandescent lava flows as well as explosive, lightning-surrounded pyrotechnics. It’s also sliding into the Ionian Sea — and a new study provides fresh evidence as to why.
The Landslide Blog
Diamante is, according to Wikipeda, “a city in the west of the province of Entre Ríos, Argentina, on the eastern shore of the Paraná River. It has about 20,000 inhabitants as per the 2001 census." A large tension crack has developed, defining a block some 130 meters long, causing the evacuation of 60 families.
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