Summer excursion to Pfalz, Germany

We are happy to announce the programme of our summer excursion to Pfalz, Germany.

Saturday 7th September:
° 12.00: Meet at Remigiusbergstraße 32, 66871 Haschbach am Remigiusberg
° 12.00 – 13.00: Lunch in Zur Alten Probstei
° 13.00 – 20.00: Quarry visit and museum visit, Thallichtenberg
° Overnight stay in Reweschnier hotel, Blaubach (near Kusel)

Sunday 8th September:
° 10.30: Departure to Idar Oberstein
° 11.00: Visit to Idar Oberstein (Gemstone museum)
° 12.00: Lunch
° 13.00: Geological walk (optional)

A more detailed program will follow soon.

The cost of the excursion is 100 EUR and includes the lunch on Saturday 7th, the night at in Reweschnier hotel (in single room) and all visits. Partners can join for an additional 80 Euro.

There are 15 places available. In order to register for the summer excursion, please send an email to as soon as possible and before 30th August.

We look forward to seeing you in Germany !

Report on the RijnlandRoute excursion in Leiden on May 17th 2019

On Friday May 17th 2019, the Ingeokring organized an excursion to the RijnlandRoute in Leiden.

After all the participants arrived, Anne Bäcker (Arthe C&S) started her presentations: first, about the design of the tunnel, its concrete segments, and the cross passages, all this in relation to then challenging geology of the area. Furthermore, she gave us a tour guide before entering the site of the TBM launch shaft.

But before we actually went to the launch shaft site, we had an archaeological intermezzo: René Isarin ( RijnlandRoute / Provincie Zuid-Holland) explained why and how the Romans established in the Leiden area 2000 years ago. This is due to the archaeological excavations in the sandy deposits along the river Old Rhine: many objects, and rudiments of Roman residences, fortresses, and road sections have been discovered.
He described how the Romans set up their settlements and how they build their roads. For example: the majority of their roads along the Limes border (along the Dutch part of the Rhine) have been strengthened with oak trees dated from exactly the same year! This indicates an early demonstration of a design process concerning harvesting trees and logistical challenges.

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Excursion to the RijnlandRoute in Leiden on May 17th 2019

On Friday May 17th 2019, the Ingeokring organizes an excursion to the RijnlandRoute in Leiden. During this excursion, a presentation will given about the design of the tunnel and its cross passages. All this with a geologic ‘dressing’. Moreover the TBM launch shaft will be visited as well. In the launch shaft the TBM is currently being assembled these days.

The excursion takes place in the afternoon from 14:00 to about 17:00 hours.

For more information about the project, visit the contractors combination’s (Comol5) website (in Dutch).

If you are interested, send an e-mail to including your first and last name and phone number.

Please sign up quickly, because maximum size of the group is only 15 persons!

Excursion in the Border zone on August 25th 2018: “Rock mass description in the Bentheimer” (2nd UPDATE!)

On Saturday August the 25th 2018, the “Rock mass description in the Bentheimer” excursion was organised. Hereby we present you a spherical and geological impression:









Furthermore, Robert Hack (University Twente/ITC) wrote a report on the excursion to the Romberg Quarry, Gildehaus (Germany), in where the Slope Stability Probability Classification (SSPC) had been applied on several slopes in the quarry. Click on the pdf-file below to read this report:

Hack - Excursion to the Romberg Quarry, Gildehaus, Germany (2018)
(type: .pdf | grootte: 3 MB | 100 downloads )


EUROCK 2020 Trondheim Call for Abstracts is now open

A message from our colleagues of the ISRM:

Dear Colleagues!

On behalf of the Organizing Committee I am pleased to announce that we now have opened the Abstract Submission for EUROCK 2020, to be held in Trondheim in June 2020. Please find enclosed some information on the Conference and the Abstract Submission process.

EUROCK 2020 is the International Symposium of the ISRM in 2020. The Conference will be organised jointly by the Norwegian Group for Rock Mechanics and Tekna (The Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals).

I would now like to invite you to submit your abstracts, please visit our Abstract Portal. Please also note the Abstract Submission closing date: June 1st 2019.

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TISOLS2020 – Tenth International Symposium on Land Subsidence -UPDATE-

From 20 – 24 April 2020, the Tenth International Symposium on Land Subsidence (TISOLS) will take place in the Netherlands: in the cities of Delft and Gouda.

Hereby we would like to announce that the call for abstracts has been opened. The deadline for submitting abstracts is at 31 March 2019!

Check the website for more information and the latest updates!

ISRM 2019 – RockBowl

On behalf of the ISRM we would like to announce the following:

It is a pleasure to contact you and invite students of your country to join us at the RockBowl game!

We are organizing the second edition of RockBowl to occur during the International Congress on Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM 2019). It is a game of questions and answers, in which competing student teams are challenged to answer technical and non-technical questions about rock mechanics.

The prizes are:

  • $ 1.000,00 for each student of the winning team;
  • A drone for the best player.

Please spread the attached folder for the universities of your country and be sure that your nation is represented. We are contacting all National Groups of ISRM and inviting them to join us!

Please note that there is a limited number of teams on this competition. Registration opens at January 1st, 2019.