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|Special Welcome Message from Scott Burns and Rafig Azzam, IAEG
Welcome to our 82nd IAEG Connector, the electronic newsletter connecting engineering geologists around the world!
|Prof. Rafig Azzam, President, IAEG
There were so many interesting news items this week! The White Island volcano explosion and killing of tourists still is in the news. Here, the big news is the large landslide at the Kuntor gold mine in Kyrgyzstan, and also my good friend Professor Brent Ward talks about the many landslides in British Columbia, Canada.
We announced a new conference in Bangladesh on geoengineering and climate change and sustainable development in March of 2021. The abstract deadline for the XIII symposium on landslides in Colombia this coming year has been extended to February, 2020. There is a good summary of the Minex 2019 meeting in London, too!
You can download the superb new IAEG Newsletter (number 3) below too!
Because it is the end of the year and holiday season, there will be no IAEG Connector next week (as the company that produces it is on holiday) and the first issue of 2020 will summarize the top 10 most downloaded topics from the IAEG Connector for 2019. The second issue of 2020 will be back to normal!
Enjoy the issue!
Scott Burns, now Past President, IAEG, and editor, IAEG Connector, and Rafig Azzam, President, IAEG
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The MINEX Forum
The conference has brought together 200 participants from Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, North Macedonia, Russia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, U.K., U.S. and Uzbekistan.
The Eurasian region is often viewed as a challenging place to do business, yet many companies are benefiting from its rich resources and low operating costs. This year MINEX Eurasia Conference provided insight from companies investing and operating in Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyz Republic.
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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.
The 3rd European Regional Conference of IAEG will be
hosted in Athens, Greece, by the IAEG National Group of Greece. The
conference will take place from 20th to 24th of September 2020.
A European regional conference of IAEG was decided in the last council
in South Korea. The activation again of the IAEG regional
conference in Europe is a fundamental action for our region.
Unfortunately, since the regional conference of IAEG in Europe has
been inactive for almost 12 years, we do not have the chance to meet
in our region often (the last was five years ago in Torino). Considering
that almost half of the members and National Groups (NGs) of IAEG are
from European region, we hope that the initiative will become a stable
event, involving the scientific and professional community of the same
The conference will be organized with the collection of extensive
abstracts in order to reduce the complexity of the event due to the
limited time. More details about the 3rd European Regional Conference
will be available in few days on the conference website.
It is our pleasure also to announce that the Executive Office and
Council of IAEG for 2020 will be hosted in the occasion of the
conference in Athens.
The next Richard Wolters Prize competition for 2020 will be moreover
presented by IAEG at the occasion of the conference.
Cities on Volcanoes 11
On behalf of the Department of Geology and Geoenvironment of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in collaboration with post graduate programme of “Environmental, Disaster and Crisis Management Strategies”(EDCM) and the Natural History Museum (University of Crete), are honored to invite you to participate in the Cities on Volcanoes 11. CoV11 is taking place, in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, on 23-27 May, 2020.
It will be our pleasure to welcome you to Crete and give you the opportunity to visit Knossos (the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete called the oldest city of Europe), and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum(one of Europe’s most important museums with archaeological finds from all over Crete, covering over 5500 years of the island’s history).
Additionally, we will organize several field trips to Methana, Santorini volcano, Psiloritis UNESCO Global Geopark, The Minoan Villa with the Lilies, etc. We strongly believe that Crete, considered as one of the top global tourist destinations, having easy access and the appropriate infrastructure, will fulfill all your expectations for a successful meeting.
To find out more about the CoV 11, please follow these important links: CoV11 Programme, Important Dates, Registration, Call for Abstracts and The Venue.
International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
A call for papers is currently underway. The deadline for submission of papers has been extended to Feb. 17, 2020.
Previously, no later than Feb. 14, full manuscript (four to eight pages in length, abstract included), shall be submitted to the conference organizing committee through the ISSMGE's
Conference Review Platform.
Those interested in submitting papers for the conference are kindly requested to visit the website above and register. The account credentials should be used to access the platform for
Conference topics are:
1. Weather and landslides.
2. Landslides and sismo-tectonic and volcanic activity.
3. Landslides and human activities.
4. Effects of Landslides with emphasis on infrastructure and
5. Landslides: Risk assessment and management.
6. Slope investigation and analysis.
GeoMEast 2020 International Congress and Exhibition
Includes three parallel international conferences to be held at Sheraton Cairo Hotel and Resort during the period of Nov. 8-12, 2020.
International Underground Structures Conference (IUSC)
International Transportation & Infrastructure Conference (ITIC)
International Sustainable Structures Conference (ISSC)
The 4th GeoMEast 2020 International Congress & Exhibition under the theme of "Sustainable Construction in Africa and Middle East" will be held in Greater Cairo, Egypt, from November 08 to 12, 2020. GeoMEast2020 is hosted by SSIGE and HBRC under the auspices of the Egyptian Government and supported by a number of leading international professional organizations.
Recent rapid construction in Africa and Middle East have provided great opportunities for structure, bridge, material, transportation, pavement, geotechnical, geological, tunnel, geosynthetics, infrastructure and all engineers to use their knowledge and talents to solve many challenging problems and cutting-edge technologies. GeoMEast 2020 will provide a showcase for recent developments and advancements in design, construction, and safety inspections of sustainable structures, underground structures and transportation infrastructures, and offer a forum to discuss and debate future directions for the 21st century. You will have the opportunity to meet colleagues from all over the world for technical, scientific and commercial discussions.
GeoMEast2020 will provide some awards such as best paper awards, best presenter awards, best student presenter awards, industrial project and others.
March 5-7, 2021
Organized by IAEG Bangladesh National Group & Department of Geological Sciences
Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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.
The Landslide Blog
As written by Dave Petley, "Last week I highlighted the enormous landslide at the Kumtor Gold Mine Dec. 1. This was the latest in a series of failures at this very high altitude mine in Kyrgyzstan."
In British Columbia, slides are part of the provincial landscape.
And no, we’re not talking waterslides, like the ones at Cultus Lake near Chilliwack, but rather road-burying, chaos-causing slides.
The Landslide Blog
As written by Dave Petley, "A couple of weeks ago I posted about the remarkable Blackhawk rock avalanche in the USA. Since then my regular and highly valued correspondent who goes by the pseudonym funkenbeachin has been putting together some additional information to aid the interpretation of this very large landslide."
The Landslide Blog
On June 5, 2015, Sabah in Malaysia was hit by a M=6.0 earthquake that triggered large numbers of landslides on Mount Kinabalu. These landslides were responsible 18 deaths (some reports suggest 19 people were killed).
|March 2-8, 2020
||36th International Geological Congress
|May 23-27, 2020
||Cities on Volcanoes 11
|Sept. 20-24, 2020
||Euroengeo — 3rd European Regional Conference of IAEG
|May 3-7, 2021
|Sept. 10, 2021
|Sept. 14, 2022
|Sept. 15-20, 2022
|Sept. 18-22, 2022
||International Geosynthetics Congress
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