Ingeokring Autumn Symposium: Webinar on 3D Geo Modeling

On November the 20th 2020, the Ingeokring is going to hold a Webinar on 3D Geo Modeling, and the program is:

  • 15:30 Introduction of the webinar by Siefko Slob (Chairman Ingeokring)
  • 15:40 “Past, Present, and Future of Geological Modeling of the Shallow Subsurface” by Keith Turner (Colorado School of Mines)
  • 16:00″ Enabling Societal Access and Use of Geoscience Data” by Michiel van der Meulen (TNO)
  • 16:20 “Automated Hydrogeological Modelling for Civil Engineering” by Robin Wimmers (Crux)
  • 16:40 “3D modeling for land reclamation (Pasay City, Philippines)” by Mark Greatorex-Davies (RHDHV)
  • 17:00 Discussion
  • 17:15 Closing

(All times are in Central European Time)

The webinar is going to be hold within a Microsoft Teams meeting.

Join on your computer or mobile app by opening the next link:

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If you want a digital agenda invite, please send an email to:

3rd European Regional Conference of IAEG (8-12 April 2021) -COVID-19 UPDATE Nr. 2-

A message from our colleagues of the IAEG:

Dear Colleagues,

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.


The Organizing Committee

ISRM International Symposium 2020 (EUROCK2020) -COVID-19 UPDATE Nr. 2-

A message from our colleagues of the ISRM:

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, in collaboration with the ISRM. All authors will be contacted shortly by us, asking for their consent to publish their papers.

The EUROCK 2020 Organizing Committee.

For more information visit the conference website at: .

GeoUtrecht 2020: Earth – Treasures, Transitions, Threats

A message from our colleagues of the KNGMG:

Dear colleagues,

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 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 deadline for the call for abstracts is 26th of June 2020. Contributions may be submitted via the conference website at:

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!

Kind regards,

Femke Vossepoel
Board member of the Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands KNGMG

Ingeokring General Assembly / Algemene Ledenvergadering

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:

Tenth International Symposium on Land Subsidence (TISOLS) is postponed

A message from the organizers of TISOLS:

Dear reader,

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

Gilles Erkens & Peter A. Fokker

Report on the 2019 Ingeokring Autumn Symposium “Post-mining risk management in the Netherlands” -4th UPDATE-

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:

Last but not least, we are glad to share all of the presentations being held during the symposium. Click on one of the pdf-files below to open them:

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