Registration for the ALERT Workshop & School 2016 is open!


The registration for the ALERT Geomaterials Workshop and School 2016 is open now (the programme of the workshop and school is still preliminary)! (The registration is closed). Please read the hints in the registration form! After filling the form and pressing the button “Register”, a window will open with your invoice. Please print the window with the invoice for your records! You will also get an email with the registration data afterwards. In case of the registration of the ALERT members, the corresponding representative of the ALERT institution will receive the registration data too.

The deadline for the registration is the September 23rd! The accomodation in Aussois will be processed in the order of the registrations (see the hints in the registration form). Please note that the number of rooms in the CNRS “Centre Paul Langevin“ is limited.
See also hints on how to get to Aussois!

Remark on the ALERT Doctoral School 2016 #2

As it was announced in the programme, this year some practical exercise sessions will be organized during the School; in order to actively and profitably participate to these practical session on numerical examples, you are requested to bring your own laptop (no additional laptops will be provided by the organisation).

The Organisers of the School built a Virtual Machine using the free (open source) VirtualBox software, which is available for all platforms: Windows, Mac and Linux. This means that all participants of the Doctoral School will be able to run the Virtual Machine we prepared on their personal laptop, regardless of their operating system. The two following two conditions must be strictly respected:

  1. You must have 25GB free space on your hard drive so you can download the
    prepared Virtual Machine. We’ll have a few USB sticks with the files to download
    and we’ll ensure that all participants have them downloaded on their laptops
    before the Saturday morning.
  2. In order to save time, you will need to have the VirtualBox software already installed on your laptop ( by the Saturday morning (we’ll have only few installers ready on our USB sticks for Windows, Mac and Linux)

The usage of VirtualBox is very practical as all participants will have the same environment, ensuring a consistent experience in the audience.

See you in Aussois!

Researcher position in fracture mechanics related to marine geohazards

French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, Ifremer (, through its research work and expert advice, contributes to knowledge of the oceans and their resources, to monitoring of marine and coastal environments and to the sustainable development of marine activities. To these ends, Ifremer conceives and operates tools for observation, experimentation and monitoring, and manage the oceanographic databases.
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PhD projects investigating Energy Piles

There are two PhD positions in the Geo-Engineering Section at TU Delft. The PhD projects are part of a nationally funded project which involves a large scale experiment, material (laboratory) experiments, constitutive modelling and numerical modelling. The focus is on accurately understanding the thermo-mechanical behaviour with many heat cycles during the pile lifetime.
The PhD positions are for 4 years and are fully funded. The deadline for applications is 15th October.
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Extension of the Deadline for the Poster Session in Aussois

The ALERT Poster session will be held during the ALERT Workshop in October 3-5, 2016 in Aussois. Those who are interested are asked to submit their abstracts (both word/openoffice and pdf files are required) by email to the coordinator Nadia Benahmed using the attached abstract form (doc).

The new deadline for the abstracts submission September 12, 2016.

Scholarship for Master Programme in Naples

The University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Department of Structure for Engineering and Architecture, MSc in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, is pleased to invite applicants for its scholarship programme for the academic year 2016/2017. UNINA fellows will enroll at UNINA for the a.y. 2016/2017. Please find details at the following link:
Application deadline: September, 27th 2016 at 1.00 pm (Italian Time)

TERRE Network 1st Annual School

TERRE Network will be holding its 1st School and Workshop ‘Fundamentals for an interdisciplinary approach to design and climate-adaptation of geo-infrastructure’ in Naples, hosted by the University of Naples Federico II, on the 26th-27th September 2016. More information, including a programme and registration form is available on the TERRE website: