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| A Special Message From Scott Burns, Past President, IAEG
Welcome to our 48th IAEG Connector, the electronic newsletter connecting engineering geologists around the world!
|Prof. Rafig Azzam, President, IAEG
Correction: In the last Connector, I noted that Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan were contemplating forming national groups. I was wrong! They have officially applied, and the board okayed their applications! They will be ratified in Korea! Welcome to these two national groups!
Second, please note that the abstract deadline for the 12th ARC of IAEG, which will be in Korea this coming autumn, is April 30, 2019! This is our annual meeting of IAEG where the council and the board will be having meetings. I encourage you to attend the meeting and enjoy the most beautiful island where the meeting will be held. See information on the meeting below.
We have some incredible news items below! Lots of things are happening around the world in our profession — it is so exciting to be an engineering geologist!
Enjoy the issue!
Scott Burns, now Past President, IAEG, and editor, IAEG Connector, and Rafig Azzam, President, IAEG
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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 Sept. 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 Korean Society of Engineering Geology
Jeju Island, Republic of Korea (South Korea)
23-27 Sept. 2019
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.
Visualization — A Powerful Tool or a Potential Problem?
Present your visualization of an engineering geological model at the C25 workshop
being held during the 12th ARC in Jeju Island.
A bottle of fine red Australian wine will be awarded for the best model!
Click here to learn more.
Hotel De Bently, Plot 892, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Street
Utako District, Abuja, Nigeria
27-30 Oct. 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
Click here to see the video on Twitter.
The Landslide Blog
This video has been posted to YouTube, but with no explanation. It shows a debris flow cascading over a cliff above a mountain road, with a trapped four by four. It appears that the part of the event captured by the video probably follows the initial major surge, which appears to have deposited a large volume on the road.
University of Washington via Phys.org
Geologic time is supposed to be slow, and the most solid object should be bedrock. But new University of Washington research upends both concepts: Effects of logging show that human activity can significantly erode bedrock, causing geology to fast forward.
The Landslide Blog
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan April 18 at at 13:01 local time. This shallow earthquake shook the extraordinarily beautiful Taroko Gorge in eastern Taiwan, a major tourist attraction with very tall, very steep slopes above a major highway. A dashcam video has been posted to YouTube, shot by a motorist on the road at the time of the earthquake.
Curtin University via Phys.org
An international research team including Curtin University scientists has documented the "ghost" of an undiscovered mineral at two ancient meteorite impact craters.
The new study, published in the journal Geology, is the first to document evidence of a new form of the mineral monazite, which only exists on Earth during the immense pressures exerted by meteorite impacts.
Seventeen people have been killed and five injured in a landslide in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, the country’s disaster relief agency said.
The landslide, which was caused by heavy rains, occurred early in a rural area of Rosas municipality, the agency said in a statement.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
In September 2018, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake followed by a tsunami devastated a region of Indonesia, killing more than 4,300 people. Two Oregon State and University of Washington professors who surveyed the aftermath say the far-away disaster should elevate attention to quake-induced landslide risks in the Pacific Northwest.
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