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| A Special Message From Scott Burns, President, IAEG
This is our 22nd IAEG Connector — connecting engineering geologists around the world! This issue we would like to announce about one of our national groups, the French National Group, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this coming month in Paris! We would like to congratulate them for a great 50 years! I will be able to join them in Paris on November 22nd for the big celebration. I will also be presenting the Marcel Arnould Medal to Louis Primel at the event, too.
Starting next issue, we will be highlighting all of the new officers for IAEG who start their terms on January 1, 2019!
Enjoy, Scott Burns, President, IAEG
22 novembre 2018
Les 50 ans du CFGI!
- Un événement international
- Au carrefour de la Géologie et de
- Du sénior au junior: des orateurs
- Mouvements de terrain, carriéres,
tunnels, eaux souterraines, mines ...
- Un retour sur le passé pour une
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.
AEG - Coastal Hazards Forum
The Coastal Hazards Technical Working Group of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) is hosting a Coastal Hazards Professional Forum at Dauphin Island Sea Lab and is currently accepting abstracts for presentations at this three-day forum event. One-full day and two additional half-day sessions will be devoted to technical and regulatory policy issues with a half-day field trip around the barrier beach island included and an optional half-day tour of the marine laboratory facilities. Keynote speakers, student poster sessions, exhibitor displays and a banquet will be available to attendees of this First AEG Coastal Hazards Forum held at Dauphin Island Sea Lab campus in Alabama from Jan. 7-10, 2019.
Potential session topics are anticipated to include:
Session 1: Sea Level Rise & Impact on Addressing Coastal Emergencies
The forum will offer the opportunity to discuss current shoreline protection methods, coastal hazard policies, and project planning with increased attention to sea level change resiliency and long term public use regulations in the geologic environment.
Session 2: Wetland Loss - Does It Increase Coastal Hazards?
Session 3: Sediment Transport Modeling & Long-Range Planning
Session 4: Coastal Subsidence & Salt Water Intrusion Issues
Session 5: Coastal Engineering & Storm Damage Reduction
Session 6: Urban Development & Coastal Hazards
Session 7: Developing Sustainable & Resilient Projects
Session 8: What are the Impacts of Regulatory Policies?
Session 9: Reducing Emergency Response Time
Session 10: Intergovernmental Policies
Session 11: Improving Communication & Public Outreach
Abstracts should be submitted here by Thursday, Nov. 1, and limited to 500 words for publication in the program with abstracts. To login, use "aeg" as the username and "coastal2018" for the password. Abstract submissions will be reviewed and selected for presentation at the forum by the Coastal Hazards Technical Working Group. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be provided via email by Saturday, Dec. 1.
Nepal Geological Society
Nepal Geological Society is one of the most dynamic professional organizations in
Nepal and is well-known for its continuing academic and professional activities in national as
well as international level since its establishment. One of the main focuses of this society is to
provide platforms to the national as well as international geoscientists for sharing their
research ﬁndings and establishing international networks for the advancement of research and
development in the ﬁeld of geosciences and engineering. It has more than 800 members out of
which nearly one-third are international scientists.
The Joint Technical Committee of the FedIGS has organized in Hong Kong the 2nd JTC1 workshop on "Triggering and Propagation of Rapid Flow-like Landslides."
The workshop, which is co-organized by the Hong Kong Geotechnical Society, the Geotechnical Division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, will take place at HKUST Dec. 3-5.
As you know, the JTC1 workshops are intended to deal with advanced scientific topics of interest for the geo-engineering community. A goal of these workshops is also to leave room and enhance the activity of young researchers.
The event will include four keynote lectures delivered by outstanding scientists, the Hutchinson Lecture, a Hungr Oration, eight special lectures presented by young researchers and a bechmarking exercise for landslide runout analysis.
GeoMEast 2018 will provide a showcase for recent developments and advancements in design, construction and safety inspections of transportation infrastructures and offer a forum to discuss and debate future directions for the 21st century. Conference topics cover a broad array of contemporary issues for professionals involved in geosynthetics, geotechnical, geo-environmental, geomechanics, geosciences, geophysics, tunnel, water structures, bridge, pavement, railway and emerging techniques for safety inspections. You will have the opportunity to meet colleagues from all over the world for technical, scientific and commercial discussions.
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
This landslide locked the Drichu/Jimsha River at Bolo Township in Jomda County, Tibet, although the blockage now appears to have cleared. The landslide was a very substantial rockslide.
The Landslide Blog
On Oct. 17, a very large landslide occurred in Menling County in Tibet, blocking the Yarlung Tsangpo River. The volume of the barrier lake quickly increased, reaching a reported 300 million cubic meters, and thus presenting a substantial hazard.
In August 2016, a research team claimed to have unearthed evidence of life in a remote outcrop of 3.7-billion-year-old rocks in Greenland. This bold claim not only pushed back the origin of life by at least 220 million years, it also added to a growing body of evidence that challenged the standard story of Earth’s violent beginning, as Quanta Magazine reported in “Fossil Discoveries Challenge Ideas About Earth’s Start.”
In early 2017, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other U.S. research institutions announced that new data had led them to raise the upper estimate of projected global sea-level rise by the end of this century to 2.5 meters. That’s considered the extreme scenario and would require a catastrophic melting of land-based ice sheets and glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica.
Radio New Zealand
Solomon Islands will have its first country-wide geohazard monitoring system.
New Zealand's GNS has led the development, and project leader Craig Miller says it will increase the country's capability to identify, manage and detect hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes.
The Landslide Blog
Sigi Biromaru is a suburb of Palu, Sulawesi, located on the eastern side of the valley. Whilst most of the focus in the weeks since the Sulawesi earthquake has been on the flow slides, it is easy to forget that other slopes also went through significant lateral spreading during the mainshock.
Astrobiology Magazine via Phys.org
Evidence that catastrophic geological events could have created evolutionary bottlenecks that changed the course of life on Earth may be buried within ancient rocks beneath our feet.
There is a 700-million year gap in Earth's history, and in that time one of the most transformative events happened: life appeared.
The oldest evidence of life on Earth probably isn't found in some 3.7 billion-year-old rocks found in Greenland, despite what a group of scientists claimed a couple of years ago.
That's according to a new analysis, published in the journal Nature by a different team of experts.
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