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| A Special Message From Scott Burns, President, IAEG
Welcome to the 24th IAEG Connector, connecting engineering geologists around the world. I am writing this paragraph while attending the Geological Society of America annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. We have 5,500 geologists attending. There is a large contingent of engineering geologists here, and we have had many interesting talks!
This month and next I wish to introduce you to our new officers for IAEG for the next four years. Last week I highlighted Jean Hutchinson, new vice president for North America. This issue, I would like to introduce to you Vassilis Marinos, one of our two new vice presidents for Europe. You will notice his last name — you have heard it before! His father, Paul Marinos, was one of our presidents of IAEG. Below, is a photo of Vassilis and a short paragraph of who he is! We welcome Vassilis to the executive committee!
Enjoy, Scott Burns, President, IAEG
Dr. Vassilis Marinos is an Associate Professor of Engineering Geology at the
School of Geology, Faculty of Sciences, at Aristotle University of
Thessaloniki. His area of expertise includes engineering geology in
tunneling, landslide risk assessment, geotechnical classification of
weak and complex rock masses and geotechnical databases. His
professional experience includes consulting services in
geohazards-landslides risk assessment, engineering-geological
topics for major engineering projects, tunnel design along
highways, dams and on engineering-geological, geotechnical and
hydrogeological issues in metro works.
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.
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.
ISEG will organize a three-day National Conference on Prospects and Retrospect in Engineering Geology, Geophysics and Instrumentation at Hyderabad, India, Dec. 3-5 in association with Geological Survey of India on themes of Engineering Geological investigations of various mega civil engineering
works carried out so far and works in progress in the country with a special focus on southern part of the country. As a number of infrastructure projects of national importance are in progress in Southern States, especially
in Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh States, it is apt and pertinent to conduct a National Conference at the moment on related themes at Hyderabad.
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
Mannen is one of Norway’s most threatening mountains. During recent years, its activities provoked 11 evacuations of the valley’s inhabitants and train disruptions along one of the country’s most scenic routes.
The Landslide Blog
An excellent landslide video has been posted onto YouTube. The video was shot on a road at Man-asok near Buguias in Benguet, on Luzon in the Philippines Nov. 4.
Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid the size of a small city smashed into the earth. This impact, the one that would lead to the end of the dinosaurs, left a scar several miles underground and more than 115 miles wide.
Geologists who monitor Hawaii’s volcanoes are still among those displaced by the recent eruption of Kilauea.
The Big Island eruption began May 3 and destroyed more than 700 homes and started a series of collapse events at the volcano’s summit.
The Landslide Blog
On Oct. 17, a major debris flow occurred on the Sedong Ri glacier above the Yarlung Tsangpo river in Tibet, one of the tributaries of the Brahmaputra. This flow blocked the river, although the barrier was quickly overtopped, and flow resumed. Colonel Vinayak Bhat (retired), who posts on Twitter as @rajfortyseven, has posted an article on The Print in which he has used satellite imagery to show that a further major surge has occurred in this glacial system, once again blocking the Yarlung Tsangpo, although subsequently the dam has overtopped once more.
In Mayan mythology, caves and sinkholes were the gates to the underworld Xibalba. This "place of fear," as the name is roughly translated, was also an important source of freshwater for the Mayan civilization, which dominated the limestone plateau of the Yucatán Peninsula from 2000 BCE to 1600 CE.
A team of researchers has documented a recent volcanic eruption in the western Pacific Ocean about 2.8 miles below the ocean surface that they describe as the deepest known eruption on Earth — deeper below the ocean surface than Mount Rainier’s height above sea level.
The researchers say the eruption probably happened between 2013-2015 on the Mariana back-arc, a zone of the sea floor with active volcanoes in the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench.
While mapping the seafloor some 250 miles off the coast of the Australian island of Tasmania, scientists recently discovered what’s being called a “volcanic lost world” deep underwater.
The chain of volcanic seamounts — huge undersea mountains that loom as tall as 9,800 feet, or more than six times taller than the Empire State Building — offer a glimpse into a previously unknown ocean ecosystem.
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