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|Special Welcome Message from Scott Burns and Rafig Azzam, IAEG
Welcome to the 57th IAEG Connector, the electronic newsletter connecting engineering geologists around the world!
|Prof. Rafig Azzam, President, IAEG
This week is the big MINEX 4 conference in Sofia, Bulgaria. We wish them good wishes for a successful meeting!
Some news items below include a salmon processing plant being destroyed by a debris flow in Norway and volcanic eruptions in Anak Krakatau and Raikoke Island.
Scott Burns, now Past President, IAEG, and editor, IAEG Connector, and Rafig Azzam, President, IAEG
The YEG (Young Engineering Geologists) will be having an ice breaker at the ARC 12 meeting on Jeju Island in Korea Sept. 24. Details will be forthcoming!
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Summer School on Historic and Prehistoric Landslides
30 June-5 July
Trentino and Veneto regions (Northeast Italian Alps)
Applications are open for the Summer school for early career scientists on historic and prehistoric landslides in the northern Italian Alps — Implications for new hazard maps in mountainous areas.
Minex Kazakhstan 2019 Conference
We are pleased to invite you to review the materials of the 10th MINEX Kazakhstan Mining and Exploration Forum which took place in Nur-Sultan on 2-4 April 2019. The forum was organized under the central theme "Opening up new frontiers" which reflects the exciting prospects emerging in the mining sector due to the ongoing reforms.
This year, the forum has brought together more than 450 executives from 16 countries, representing 152 mining and metallurgical companies, ministries, geological committees, investment companies, banks, stock exchanges, service companies and mining equipment manufacturers.
Over 80 speakers and panelists presented at the forum. The themes addressed during the forum included the key trends and projects developing in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
During the forum’s plenary and technical sessions, we have conducted survey asking delegates to share their views on changes evolving in Kazakhstan’s mining industry.
Please open the hyperlinks to review post-event results and press releases
To purchase a full report containing presentation slides, videos and photos, please complete this order form.
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
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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 — 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
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
On June 8, a landslide struck the Salaks salmon processing plant in the northern part of Norway, severely damaging the building and some of its equipment, and shutting the works down. Various news agencies reported the story in Norwegian at the time.
The Landslide Blog
The Seventh International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation was recently held in Golden, Colorado. This was a substantial meeting focusing on the mechanics, monitoring, modeling and assessment of this very major hazard. According to the organixers of the conference, the aim of major objective of the meeting was to provide a forum for international researchers, engineers and policymakers to exchange ideas and promote communication to advance the scientific understanding of debris-flow hazards as well as approaches to assess and mitigate debris-flow risk to infrastructure and people.
Seismic rumbles beneath a long-dormant volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula could herald an imminent eruption, a team of scientists says. But other researchers say that the observed seismic activity could be related to already erupting volcanoes in the region.
The volcano continues to be restless. Most of the time, its crater is only steaming, but occasionally, strong steam-driven explosions happen.
The Landslide Blog
Intense rainfall June 19 in Trabzon province in Turkey triggered a series of devastating debris flows in the hilly Arakli area close to the Black Sea coast. News reports suggest that seven people are known to have died in the disaster, and a further seven people are missing.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have a unique perspective of Earth’s natural wonders from hundreds of miles above. One photograph taken by a member of the Expedition 59 crew proves this.
On the morning of June 22, at around 4 a.m., Raikoke Volcano on the Kuril Islands in Russia’s Sakhalin Oblas region exploded in a rare eruption, shooting a vast plume of ash and volcanic gases from its 2,296-foot wide crater.
The Landslide Blog
On Feb. 27, 2010, a huge earthquake occurred off the coast of Chile. With a magnitude of Mw=8.8, the 2010 Chile megathrust earthquake (also known as the Maule earthquake) was the sixth largest event in the instrument record, rupturing a section of fault 450 kilometers from north to south and 150 kilometers from east to west, and with a hypocentre depth of 37 kilometers.
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