It is a great pleasure to announce that 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 8th to 12th of April 2021. The activation again of the IAEG regional conference in Europe is a fundamental action for our region. 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 area.
The conference will be organized with the collection of extensive abstracts.
It is our pleasure also to announce that the Executive Office and Council of IAEG for 2021 will be hosted in the occasion of the conference in Athens. The next Richard Wolters Prize competition for 2021 will be moreover presented by IAEG at the occasion of the conference.
We the undersigned, Dr. Vassilis Marinos, Dr. Constantinos Loupasakis, Dr. Charalampos Saroglou are delighted to invite you to participate in IAEG European Regional Conference.
In the last couple of weeks, we have unfortunately experienced an increase in infections both in Norway, and abroad, leading the Norwegian government to impose stricter restrictions on international travel, only allowing travelers coming to Norway from a few European countries. This, in turn, leaves us with no other option than to cancel EUROCK 2020 , as most of our presenters, invited speakers and delegates will not be allowed to enter Norway without a two-week quarantine period.
We have long hoped to avoid this lamentable situation, and it is not with a light heart we have made this decision. Rest assured that we, together with the ISRM, have tried our best to make EUROCK 2020 happen. A physical conference is simply not technically nor economically feasible in the given pandemic situation. We do also find that it is best and safest not to promote international travel for the time being.
We deeply apologize the inconvenience the cancellation will cause for many of our delegates, presenters, invited speakers, partners and colleagues. All participants will get their participation fee back, minus a minor (approx. EUR 35) fee to cover the cost associated with the transfer, this in accordance with the conditions announced during the online registration. Participants paying accommodation through our website will get a full refund of these payments.
We have more than 200 peer-reviewed conference papers ready for publishing, and we do intend to publish the proceedings through OnePetro.org, in collaboration with the ISRM. All authors will be contacted shortly by us, asking for their consent to publish their papers.
From 24 to 26 August 2020, the German Geological Society DGGV and the Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands KNGMG are co-hosting the virtual conference ‘GeoUtrecht 2020: Earth – Treasures, Transitions, Threats’. The call for abstracts is open at http://www.geoutrecht2020.org. The conference hosts three scientific sections on a range of geological topics. The first section is entitled ‘Earth and Humankind – Geo-hazards, geo-resources (including geothermal energy) and sustainability’ and this section in particular welcomes contributions on ongoing projects at our department, including but not limited to DeepNL projects.
The virtual meeting will be offered as free-of-charge but we would like to encourage all participants who are not yet engaged in either DGGV or KNGMG to become a member of one of the societies as a courtesy mitigating the financial exposure as a result of waiving the conference fees.
We hope to receive many GSE abstracts soon!
Femke Vossepoel Board member of the Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands KNGMG
Date: Thursday 20 February 2020, 17:00-18:30 Location: TU Delft
The General Assembly or ALV of the Ingeokring was opened by the chairman, Siefko Slob. During the meeting the activities of the past year (2019) were discussed as well as a forecast of the activities for 2020. 2019 also saw a change of board, so this General Assembly was the first held under the new board.
Ahmed Elkadi, the treasurer of the Ingeokring, presented the financial figures of 2019. The overall conclusion was that the Ingeokring showed a small loss compared to 2018, mainly due to unpaid contributions, but remains in general in good financial health. The financial and annual reports can be downloaded from the links below. The financial report has been approved by the members of the audit committee.
After the General Assembly Joost van Schrier (RHDHV), former president of the Ingeokring, provided the attendants of the General Assembly with a very interesting presentation titled: “The impact of change”. The presentation addressed how changes in climate and geotechnical conditions can affect a project along its engineering lifetime. Joost provided some examples from his 30 years of experience as a consulting geotechnical engineer and an engineering geologist. After the presentation and the following discussion, the General Assembly was ended with drinks and snacks provided by the Mijnbouwkundige Vereeniging.
Last but not least, we are glad to share the annual reports (Dutch and English), financial report and the presentation of the General Assembly respectively . Click on the following links to open one of the pdf-files:
We are very sorry to inform you that the Tenth International Symposium on Land Subsidence (TISOLS) in the Netherlands has been postponed to 17-21 May 2021 due to the general concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus and the travel restriction for many participants. As your comfort and safety is our top priority, it has been decided that this is the best course of action to give as many people as possible the chance to attend the congress without exposing them to health risks.
We will cancel all registrations and reimburse any paid registration fee.
The Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences special issue dedicated to TISOLS will be published as scheduled the coming weeks.
From September 2020 onwards, we will open registration and abstract submission for TISOLS in May 2021. Authors with a paper in the TISOLS proceedings will be provided the opportunity to present their (updated) research in 2021. New abstracts are additionally welcomed. No new proceeding papers will be required to participate.
Please check this website for further updates on the new dates for TISOLS.
We will try to make the best out of this unfortunate situation and are giving our best to make the transition as easy as possible. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding immensely!
We hope to welcome you in the Netherlands from 17-21 May 2021. Stay healthy and see you at TISOLS2021!
On behalf of the UNESCO Land Subsidence International Initiative, the TISOLS organizing committee and the TISOLS scientific committee
Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences, TU Delft, 15 November 2019
The symposium has been attended very well. A lot of new insights, ideas and lessons have been learned from to the speakers and their presentations. Again, we would like to express the speakers our gratitude!
For an extensive photographic impression of the atmosphere during the symposium, please feel free to download the file below:
At the end of the symposium, the Ingeokring presented a interactive online quiz with questions concerning the symposium’s theme. The audience liked it very much! Therefore the quiz and audience’s answers can be reminisced by clicking on the next link:
The Netherlands Student Award for Engineering Geology is a two yearly prize for the best Master of Science (MSc) research thesis in the field of Engineering Geology submitted to a Dutch university or institute of higher education. The prize is established by The Ingeokring. And this year’s prize goes to:
Pascale Lamens MSc Geo-Engineering, CEG, Delft University of Technology
For her thesis: “Pile installation in submerged sandy slopes: Assessing liquefaction-induced instability”. And was defended in October 2017.
The Ingeokring congratulates Pascale with here amazing work! Her name has been added now to the Ingeokring’s Hall of Fame.