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|Special Welcome Message from Scott Burns and Rafig Azzam, IAEG
Welcome to our 73rd IAEG Connector, the electronic newsletter connecting engineering geologists around the world!
|Prof. Rafig Azzam, President, IAEG
First, we are announcing the site of next year's regional IAEG conference, which will be in Athens, Greece! We are very excited about this! The annual IAEG Council meeting will be the day before the meeting on 19 September 2020.
Second, we are announcing the first of many summer schools for engineering geology students — this one in Kyrgyzstan.
Be sure to see the latest news items — Typhoon Hagibis has really hit Japan and caused many landslides and much flooding; there is an incredible view of the eruption of Sarychev Volcano in the Kuril Islands from the Space Station; and incredible views of the Whanganui landslide from New Zealand.
Enjoy the issue!
Scott Burns, now Past President, IAEG, and editor, IAEG Connector, and Rafig Azzam, President, IAEG
|3rd EUROENGEO2020 is announced for 20-24 September 2020!
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.
The Landslide Blog
Rockslides and rock avalanches are among the most hazardous natural phenomena in mountainous regions. Though relatively rare, in comparison with landslides in non-lithified soils, they threaten large areas due to the enormous amount of material involved (sometimes up to billions of cubic meters), high mobility of debris and ability to create large natural dams, which result in inundation of the valleys upstream and catastrophic outburst floods downstream.
To go to the website, click here. We have added the following too.
As you will notice, we have a new design and user-friendly search functions. We have three social media accounts, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram, to post photos on the web (and short films) in the Photo Gallery of our website. We also have direct connection with IAEG Connector and Frontiers in Earth Science.
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the name of the author. Even webinars are welcome, and from now, even the
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The 36th International Geological Congress will be held in Delhi, India between March 3 and 8, 2020. With 43 Themes and over 200 planned sessions, as well as pre and post congress field trips, this promises to be an exceptional event.
The abstract submission deadline has been extended till Oct. 31, 2019, and abstract submission is now FREE. Please note that abstracts will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, as they are received, so we encourage you to consider an early submission.
For more information, and to review the exceptional array of sessions, please see the conference web page at: http://www.36igc.org/index.php.
Please note that there are numerous field trips associated with the Congress – of potential interest to some of you: ER008: Landslide Failure Mechanisms, Hazard and Risk Scenarios in Darjeeling Himalaya.
Hotel De Bently, Plot 892, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Street
Utako District, Abuja, Nigeria
Oct. 27-30, 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
The Asia Petroleum Geoscience Conference & Exhibition (APGCE 2019) will be held Oct. 29-30, 2019, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia.
Delegates are entitled to exclusive access to all conference sessions, core sessions, oral sessions, admission to the exhibition halls, access to closing sessions, daily luncheons and coffee breaks as well as the Conference Delegate Pack. Additionally, a delegate is invited to the following social events:
Official Opening Ceremony
Date: Oct. 29, 2019
Time: 0900AM – 1000AM
Venue: Plenary Hall, KL Convention Centre
Date: Oct. 29, 2019
Time: 1720PM – 1900PM
Venue: Ballroom 1 & 2, KL Convention Centre
Date: Oct. 30, 2019
Time: 1720PM – 1900PM
Venue: Plenary Theater, KL Convention Centre
Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2019
Novotel Hotel, Yangon
Second International Conference on Applied Earth Sciences in Myanmar and Neighboring Regions
Myanmar Applied Earth Sciences Association
Pre-conference workshops: Nov. 29; Conference: Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Upper Myanmar field trip: Mandalay-Sagaing-Minwun-Mogok, Dec. 2-7
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 (email@example.com).
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.
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.
Colombian Geotechnical Society
In association with the Joint Technical Committee on Natural Slopes and Landslides (JTC1) and the Federation of International Geo-engineering Societies: ISSMGE,ISRM and IAEG (FedIGS), the Colombian Geotechnical Society-CGS cordially invites the international geotechnical community to participate in the XIII International Symposium on Landslides-XIII ISL, which will be held from June 15-19, 2020, in the city of Cartagena-Colombia.
Our invitation extends to all those colleagues interested in presenting articles, and in a very special way to invite students and professors of universities and research centers, and to the representatives of industry and research for the installation of stands to display software, equipment and geotechnical services. In addition to the program of the Symposium to be held at the venue of the event, technical visits will be organized to selected landslide sites and structures of geotechnical interest, in the surroundings of Medellín and Bogotá cities, both located in the Andean region. It is planned to make these visits during the week of June 22-26. Finally, we invite you to enjoy our tourist attractions and the hospitality of our people.
The Landslide Blog
There is an interesting set of articles in a couple of the Greek facing online newspapers at the moment about the landslide problems on the island of Samothraki (which is sometimes written Samothrace) in Greece. This is a small island. Samothraki is described in Wikipedia as being one of Greece’s most rugged islands.
The New York Times
Typhoon Hagibis, Japan’s largest storm in decades, lashed the country’s northeast early Oct. 12, just hours after hitting the Tokyo region with heavy rain and high winds that forced many residents to move to evacuation centers.
The Landslide Blog
As written by Dave Petley, "My overriding aim in running this blog is to try to reduce loss of life caused by landslides. One key element on achieving that aim is to know how and why landslides lead to loss of life. It has long been a frustration for me that there is so little analysis of data on this topic, even though autopsy data must exist for thousands of people who have been unfortunate to be caught up in landslides."
The Earth Observatory
A fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station allowed the astronauts this striking view of Sarychev Volcano (Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan) in an early stage of eruption June 12, 2009. Sarychev Peak is one of the most active volcanoes in the Kuril Island chain, and it is located on the northwestern end of Matua Island.
The Landslide Blog
A large landslide developed on State Highway 4 between Whanganui and Raetihi in Ruapehu district of New Zealand. The landslide, which reportedly has been developing for some time, has destroyed the road, causing considerable local disruption.
Yale Environment 360
The mountains north of the village of Lingbeizhen in southern Jiangxi province no longer echo with the rumble of bulldozers and trucks. New bamboo groves climb the ravines. Tropical pines and navel orange trees grace terraces carved from the mountainsides, covering what was a hive of activity a few years back.
|Oct. 27-30, 2019
||2nd IAEG Africa Regional Congress
|Oct. 29-30, 2019
||Asia Petroleum Geoscience Conference & Exhibition
||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|March 2-8, 2020
||36th International Geological Congress
|Sept. 20-24, 2020
||Euroengeo — 3rd European Regional Conference of IAEG
|Sept. 10, 2021
|Oct. 25-29, 2021
|Sept. 14, 2022
|Sept. 15-20, 2022
|Sept. 18-22, 2022
||International Geosynthetics Congress
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