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 OnePetro.org, 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: http://www.eurock2020.com .