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| A Special Message From Scott Burns, Past President, IAEG
Welcome to the 41st IAEG Connector, the electronic newsletter connecting engineering geologists around the world!
We have highlighted some new conferences coming up, especially one in Chengdu, China, in June 2019, and this month the SAGEEP conference in Portland, Oregon. We have also mentioned another summer school on geochronology in Switzerland in September 2019.
There are lots of news items, but the one I got excited about is the Hooskanadan Landslide in my state of Oregon — a giant, ancient landslide that has reactivated and closed down the major highway along the west coast of the United States. Last week I was in New Zealand where a major landslide on the west coast of the South Island also closed the major highway for five days and really disrupted the travel of tourists!
Scott Burns, Past IAEG president
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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.
Nepalese Society of Engineering Geologists
“Engineering Geology and Geotechniques for Developing Countries”
12-13 May 2019, Kathmandu, Nepal
The main aim of this congress is to unite all geoengineers, civil engineers, city/urban planners, engineering geologists, geoscientists, disaster experts, social welfare researchers and professionals in a single platform to share and give exact solutions to the global society through transferring knowledge and skills from the from highland/mountain to lowland/low lying areas and vice versa.
11 May 2019 (Saturday): Pre-conference excursions
12 May 2019 (Sunday): Inaugural program followed by technical sessions and Welcome Reception
13 May 2019 (Monday): Technical Sessions
14-16 May 2019: Post-conference Excursion
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
12-15 June 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design
Sustainable development has called for efficient bioresource utilization, sustainable energy production, effective environmental remediation/management and advanced material development. Research and innovation are critical to satisfy these pressing needs. This proposed conference will offer a timely opportunity to stimulate new research activities in technological and managerial advancement. Eminent academic researchers, industrial practitioners, green groups and governmental departments from different sectors in the local and international context will gather to share scientific and technical inputs as well as political feedback through active discussion.
Università di Pavia
3rd Summer School on
Natural Hazards and Engineering Geology Applications
Cinque Terre National Park (Italy) 18-21 June 2019
The school is dedicated to Ph.D. and master's students in earth sciences and
The number of participants is limited.
The application deadline is May 15.
No registration fee is required.
The accommodation is partially included.
Candidates should send an email to:
Click here to view the full program.
Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
24−26 June 2019
The 6th International Conference on Earth Observation for Environmental Changes (EOEC 2019) and the 8th International Conference on Geo-information Technologies for Natural Disaster Management (GiT4NDM 2019) aim to advance research and development, as well as encourage innovative applications of Geomatics technologies in environmental change studies, geospatial information management toward implementation of sustainable development goals and 2030 smart environment and cities using artificial intelligence and deep learning; and to address the international co-operation in environmental change studies using advanced geospatial tools, spatiotemporal models and Earth observation systems. The conference offers an interdisciplinary forum in the fields of remote sensing, surveying and mapping, geodesy and geosciences, geography, marine science, forestry, renewable energy, environment, transportation, natural hazards, disaster management and climate change science.
University of Zurich
1-6 September 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
Click here to register.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Abstract submission deadline — April 30
- Abstract acceptance/rejection notification — May 31
- Pre-registration opens — June
- Earlybird registration deadline (standard registration opens) — July
Click here for more information and abstract submission guidelines.
Unesco IHP Land Subsidence International Initiative
From 20-24 April 2020, the Tenth International Symposium on Land Subsidence (TISOLS) will take place in Delft - Gouda, the Netherlands.
Land subsidence, or land-level lowering, is a major problem that threatens the viability and sustainable economic development for millions of people throughout the world, especially in (but not restricted to) highly urbanized coastal areas. It is often a result of overexploitation of groundwater resources. The total costs globally amount up to many billions of dollars annually.
The Landslide Blog
Three different videos have been posted on YouTube showing a very large, very dramatic rockslope failure near to Thanpal Dam in the Indian controlled portion of Kashmir. The landslide, which occurred March 2, has been associated with a period of heavy rainfall across the region, which has led to substantial damage.
The U.S. Geological Survey has warned the country that California's next major disaster and hazard may be a volcanic eruption. The USGS released a report that there have been 10 volcanic eruptions in the region in the last 1,000 years and "future volcanic eruptions are inevitable."
The death toll from collapse of an illegal gold mine in central Indonesia has reached nine as unstable soil condition vulnerable to another mine slide hampered efforts to rescue the trapped miners, a disaster agency official said.
Over 60 miners were working underground when the incident hit the unlicensed mine in Bakan village of Bolaang Mongondow district in North Sulawesi province, according to the National Disaster Management Agency.
The Landslide Blog
Significant movement occurred on a large landslide in Oregon, closing the important U.S. 101 highway near to the coastal town of Brookings. This landslide, which seems to have been triggered by heavy rainfall, is captured very nicely in a drone image Tweeted by Tidewater Contractors.
Five thousand years after people in the British Isles began building Stonehenge, scientists now know precisely where some of the massive rocks came from and how they were unearthed.
A team of 12 geologists and archaeologists from across the United Kingdom unveiled research that traces some of the prehistoric monument's smaller stones to two quarries in western Wales.
|March 17-21, 2019
|| Oregon, USA
|May 12-13, 2019
||First Himalayan Engineering Geological Congress
|June 24-26, 2019
|Sept. 17-22, 2019
||AEG in Asheville
||North Carolina, USA
|Sept. 23-27, 2019
||ARC of IAEG
|Oct. 3-5, 2019
|March 2-8, 2020
||36th International Geological Congress
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