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| A Special Message From Scott Burns, Past President, IAEG
Welcome to our 35th IAEG Connector, the electronic newsletter connecting engineering geologists around the world!
In this issue I start out with summarizing our accomplishments for IAEG for the past four years! We have done well and the executive committee is very happy! We are excited with the new executive committee, and we hope they will continue our trend for successes in the next four years!
I also have two photos of our Past President, Paul Marinos, and his son, Vassilis Marinos, who is one of the new vice presidents for Europe for IAEG on a field trip with students. They took a large group of students on an engineering field trip in northern Greece in the Pindos Mountains from December 16-21, 2018! It was a combined trip from two different universities (NTUA – National Technical University of Athens) where Paul Marinos is an emeritus professor and AUTH (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) where Vassilis is an Associate Professor. Vassilis wants to have more of these trips in the future under the IAEG name!
Next issue we will an introduction from Prof. Rafig Azzam, who is our new president!
Scott Burns, Past President, IAEG
a) We now have 41 active national groups (13 inactive)
b) We reactivated six National Groups: Croatia, Iceland, Cyprus, Malaysia, Nepal, Paraguay
c) We have four new National Groups: Chinese Taipei, Nigeria, Algeria, Bangladesh
d) Membership has grown to 4,417 members
e) New changes to IAEG in our ways of doing things:
f) Largest national groups: China, Germany
- New vision, values, mission statements
- 2nd Vice President for Asia
- Five new management committees
- Very active YEG: Young engineering geologists committee
- website editor, bulletin editor now ex-officio on executive committee
g) 12 active commissions of the 22 listed commissions
h) New weekly electronic newsletter: IAEG Connector – “connecting engineering geologists around the world”
i) Bulletin: Impact Factor has grown from .46 in 2007 to 1.82 (second highest for engineering journals) – congratulations to Martin Culshaw!
j) Annual budget of IAEG is 150,000 euros
- 120 articles/year published
- >1,000 submissions/year
k) Total Assets of IAEG is: 412,962 euros
l) Digitizing old proceedings – onto the website
m) Active in Fedigs – Prof Xiating Feng is new President
n) New Officers for IAEG:
o) Future conferences:
- Prof. Rafig Azzam, Germany is new president
p) Future that the new Executive Committee will work on:
- 12019: 12th ARC (Asian Regional Conference) in Korea: 24-26, 2019
- 2020: 36th IGC, India: 2-8 March, 2020
- 2022: XIV IAEG Congress, Chengdu, China: 15-20, 2022
q) Congress in San Francisco, USA – very successful!
- Revision of by-laws
- Reactivation of inactive national groups
- Recruit new national groups
- More social media connections
- Next meeting – will award Honorary Member and Honorary President
- First congress in the United States in 54 years
- Over 900 delegates from 51 countries (59% delegates non-USA)
- budget – made a surplus
- 8 outstanding keynotes
- Very successful talks: 384 talks in 57 technical sessions
- Very successful posters (157) with happy hour beers
- 14 exciting field trips: faults, landslides, aggregates, dams, wine terroir
- Excellent IAEG booth – thank you to Ricardo Oliviera for photos
|Field trip to Greece
The photos were taken in Northern Greece, in our Alpine Mountains called Pindos Mountains (the
city is called "Metsovo," which means the place of the bear).
This period of the field trip was Dec. 16-21. The main participants in the photos are two MSc programs: The first is from the NTUA (National Technical University of Athens) with a title "DESIGN AND
CONSTRUCTION OF UNDERGROUND WORKS" and the second from AUTH (Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki) with title "ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE
ENVIRONMENT." Three Professors were responsible for the execution of
the field trip: Paul Marinos (NTUA-Emeritus Professor, Past President
of IAEG), Constantinos Loupasakis (NTUA-Associate Professor, President
of the Greek National Group of IAEG) and Vassilis Marinos
(AUTH-Associate Professor, Vice President of the IAEG for Europe
2019-2022). Other participants as guests: Queen's University and Royal
Military College, Canada (Professors accompanying: Mark Diedrichs and
Nicholas Vlachopoulos-President of the Canadian National Group of
IAEG) and Daniele Jiordan from CNR IRPI from Italy.
The field trip had numerous points of study in different geological
environments (ophiolites, limestones, flysch, molasses, gneisses,
marls and other) for the assessment of the engineering geological and
geotechnical design of underground works (road and railway tunnels,
mines and large caverns for hydroelectric dams). I attach the program
for your use to have an idea of all the work executed in the field
trip. My father does this field trip every year (it started in 1999)
for the last two decades. I also started leading this field trip
before 8 years when I got an academic post in AUTH.
Professor Vassilis Marinos, Vice President for Europe, IAEG
The Korean Society of Engineering Geology
Jeju Island, Republic of Korea (South Korea)
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.
Click here for more information and abstract submission guidelines.
- Abstract submission deadline — April 30
- Abstract acceptance/rejection notification — May 31
- Pre-registration opens — June
- Earlybird registration deadline (standard registration opens) — July
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.
The Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists 2019 Annual Meeting invites you to submit an abstract for publication and presentation at the 67th Annual Meeting in Asheville, North Carolina, Sept. 17-22. Abstract online submittal is now open. The deadline to submit your abstract is May 1. For complete meeting details and to register, please visit www.aegannualmeeting.org.
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.
The Landslide Blog
There have been a number of reports of landslides in the Lebanon since the start of the year. Reports Jan. 9 described a landslide on the Tyre-Sidon highway, injuring one person.
Aunque se levantaron los Puestos de Mando nacional y departamental, las autoridades de EPM en Hidroituango están es alerta por el hallazgo de una nueva socavación que al parecer conecta a los túneles 1 y 2 de captación.
Este ahuecamiento, que podría ser más riesgoso, obligaría a que también se acelere el cierre de la compuerta restante en Casa de Máquinas.
The Landslide Blog
Geologist Bruce Bjornstad has posted a really interesting video on YouTube showing the development of landslides on the White Bluffs in Hanford Reach National Monument in Washington state. The video combines beautifully shot drone footage with a commentary on how these landslides have developed.
The Astana Times
According to the code introduced in December 2017, applications are reviewed within 10 working days. Each application and its results are published on the ministry website.
“Taking into account the new legislation in the sphere of subsoil use, which was implemented recently, 26 issued licenses in four months is a good result, given that during the same period, under the old legislation, no more than 10-15 contracts were concluded. Previously, 18 months were required to conclude a contract for exploration and now, an exploration license is issued within 10 working days,” said the ministry’s subsoil use department.
In cosmology, destruction is not arbitrary chaos, but constructive and totally necessary, clearing the way for future growth. We, and the Russian-nesting-doll of living systems that support us, are evidence of this fact. Steven Benner, an origin-of-life researcher at the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution in Florida, would agree.
Whether they are found in an engagement ring or an antique necklace, diamonds usually generate quick reactions from their recipients. Now, new research shows deep inside the Earth, fast reactions between subducted tectonic plates and the mantle at specific depths may be responsible for generating the most valuable diamonds.
The Landslide Blog
New problems have emerged at the Hidroituango hydro-electric project in Colombia, although there has been very little international coverage. EPM (the dam operator) announced in a press conference that a significant void had been discovered in the rock mass close to the dam.
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