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|Special Welcome Message from Scott Burns and Rafig Azzam, IAEG
Welcome to our 78th IAEG Connector, the electronic newsletter connecting engineering geologists around the world!
|Prof. Rafig Azzam, President, IAEG
First, a large conference about "Cities on Volcanoes" has been announced for Athens in May of 2020. I have also included information about a microtunneling short course in Boulder, Colorado, USA in February of 2020.
Second, there are lots of great news items! Top one in the world is flooding in Venice, Italy! It is incredible! Also, you can read about the submarine landslides caused in 1929 by the 1929 earthquakes of the Grand Banks in North America in the Atlantic Ocean, the famous Blackhawk landslide of California, and the new study stating that the Nile River is 30 million years old.
Enjoy the issue!
Scott Burns, now Past President, IAEG, and editor, IAEG Connector, and Rafig Azzam, President, IAEG
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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.
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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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
Microtunneling Short Course
The 27th annual Microtunneling Short Course is again heading to the University of Colorado Boulder Feb. 3-6, 2020, making its way toward another quarter century of success.
The event brings together the international microtunneling community and kicks off on Feb. 3 with a one-day Pilot Tube Seminar, followed by the three-day Microtunneling Short Course Feb. 4-6, featuring top-notch technical presentations from leading global experts covering everything from planning, design and construction. Agenda topics and presentation speakers can be viewed here.
Since its formation in 1993, the Microtunneling Short Course has hosted more than 3,500 participants from six continents, representing over 40 countries. Due to the collaborative and interactive nature in which Q&A is encouraged and discussion spilling over into breaks and meals, the course is beneficial to those new to microtunneling and seasoned professionals.
The venue is the stunning Byron R. White Club at Folsom Field with the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop. Of course, Boulder is an attraction in its own right, with restaurants and craft breweries along the Pearl Street Mall, its outdoor adventure spirit and weekend getaways to Breckenridge or Vail.
The Boulder Marriott will be the site of the annual Banquet Dinner on Feb. 6, at which the annual Microtunneling Achievement Awards are announced. The event is one-of-a-kind in our industry that professionals from all aspects of the business — contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers and owners — all sit down together for an evening of networking and having a good time. The evening features a keynote speaker and various other awards, including the annual scholarship program in partnership with the Office of Veterans Services at the University of Colorado Boulder.
In conjunction with the Microtunneling Short Course, the North American Microtunneling Association (NAMA) will hosts its annual meeting Feb. 5 from 5-7 p.m. in which the leading contractors discuss how they can better the industry.
Attendees are also invited to join Akkerman, the main event sponsor, at the 7th Annual Networking reception on February 5 from 6-9 p.m. at the Boulder Marriott Montrachet Ballroom. This complimentary event is an opportunity to exchange ideas with industry colleagues outside of the classroom setting.
The Microtunneling Short Course is presented by course directors Tim Coss, Microtunneling Inc. and Dr. Levent Ozdemir, Ozdemir Engineering, as well as Jim Rush, editor of Trenchless Technology. For more information and to register, visit www.microtunnelingshortcourse.com.
Cities on Volcanoes 11
On behalf of the Department of Geology and Geoenvironment of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in collaboration with post graduate programme of “Environmental, Disaster and Crisis Management Strategies”(EDCM) and the Natural History Museum (University of Crete), are honored to invite you to participate in the Cities on Volcanoes 11. CoV11 is taking place, in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, on 23-27 May, 2020.
It will be our pleasure to welcome you to Crete and give you the opportunity to visit Knossos (the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete called the oldest city of Europe), and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum(one of Europe’s most important museums with archaeological finds from all over Crete, covering over 5500 years of the island’s history).
Additionally, we will organize several field trips to Methana, Santorini volcano, Psiloritis UNESCO Global Geopark, The Minoan Villa with the Lilies, etc. We strongly believe that Crete, considered as one of the top global tourist destinations, having easy access and the appropriate infrastructure, will fulfill all your expectations for a successful meeting.
To find out more about the CoV 11, please follow these important links: CoV11 Programme, Important Dates, Registration, Call for Abstracts and The Venue.
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.
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.
The Landslide Blog
On Nov. 18, 1929, the Mw=7.2 Grand Banks earthquake triggered a submarine landslide off the coast of Newfoundland, which in turn generated a significant tsunami. Whilst the shaking damage was limited, the tsunami struck the Burin Peninsula in Newfoundland, Canada, killing 28 people.
Tourists and Venetians alike donned high boots and took to strategically placed raised walkways to slosh through the high water that has hit much of the lagoon city.
The tide forecast office said the water level peaked at 1.27 meters (about 4 feet 3 inches) but warned that an even higher tide was forecast for after nightfall.
The Landslide Blog
The Blackhawk landslide is without doubt one of the most impressive rock avalanches on Earth. It is located at 34.393, -116.773 in the Lucerne Valley on the escarpment that divides the San Bernardino Mountains to the south from the Mojave Desert to the north, in California.
The Nile River has a surprisingly steady path, nourishing the valleys of Africa for millions of years and shaping the course of civilizations. But for geologists, that was weird. Why is the Nile so steady when rivers (particularly larger rivers in flat areas) tend to meander so much?
Now, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin believed they've cracked that mystery, and it has a lot to do with movement inside the Earth's mantle.
The study was published in Nature.
|March 2-8, 2020
||36th International Geological Congress
|May 23-27, 2020
||Cities on Volcanoes 11
|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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