Succesfull Ingeokring Symposium 2014

On 14 November 2014, the Ingeokring Autumn Symposium took place at a great location: the former Royal Arm Museum in Delft. Over 70 Ingeokring members and friends of the Ingeokring joined the event. Four (4) speakers shared their expertise with the audience about Engineering Geology in Glacial Soils.

President and speakers November 2014 Symposium (from left to right): Robrecht Schmitz (President Ingeokring), Sytze van Heeteren (TNO Geological Survey), Peter Verhoef (Royal Boskalis Westminster), Bart Meijninger (Fugro) and Oscar Mooijman (Royal HaskoningDHV).

Sytze van Heeteren surprised the audience with progress made in the reconstruction of glacial and interglacial paleao-landscapes in the North Sea by combining 2D and 3D seismics. Peter Verhoef (Royal Boskalis Westminster) explained best practice for offshore ground investigations of glacial deposits. Oscar Mooijman (Royal HaskoningDHV) illustrated the implications of past glacial processes on geotechnical design in The Netherlands. Bart Meijninger (Fugro) concluded the series of speeches with the challanges caused by glacial soils in offshore engineering.

The 2014 Prof. Price’s Prize was attributed to (Peter) Michiel Maurenbrecher. Robrecht Schmitz (President of Ingeokring) retraced Michiel’s long and vibrant career as Engineering Geologist,. Whether Michiel was working as consultant or lecturer, in the field, in the lab or in the office, Michiel has always demonstrated (and is still demonstrating) his great enthusiasm for Engineering Geology. Anyone who worked with Michiel has appreciated the extent of his engineering geological knowlegde.