Invitation to AGERP Lecture 4 on ‘Design of Pile Foundations’

The fourth lecture of AGERP series which will be delivered by Em. Prof. Malcolm Bolton from Uni. of Cambridge, UK and Dr. Chris Haberfield from Golder Associates Pty Ltd., Australia. The lecture will be on ‘Design of Pile Foundations’. This is scheduled on 24th July 2020.
Registration (free and mandatory) opens at 18:00, 09th July 2020 (AEST) and closes at 00:00 23rd July 2020 (AEST)

More information is provided in the attached flier

Webinar : Multiscale Modeling of Granular Media

The University of Liverpool Civil Engineering invites to the following webinar:

Multiscale Modeling of Granular Media

by Dr Jidong Zhao, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Tuesday 14 July 2020 12.00 BST (13.00 CET)

Details of how to register can be found in the attached document. Alternatively, you can register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4515941137085/WN_Pj_zCLUQSoqKHjQLfsQU_Q

Registration for the 2020 ALERT Invited Lecture, PhD Prize and E-School

Dear Alert friends,

As you know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and after careful consideration, the Bureau and the BoD have decided to cancel the ALERT workshop in 2020 — it will take place in 2021 (from September 27 to September 29).

But the Doctoral School, the PhD Prize as well as the Invited Lecture will take place online (via one of the several available platforms for distance teaching).
The doctoral E-School on “Point based numerical methods in geomechanics” is organized by Pr. Manolo Pastor and Pr. Wei Wu (see description). It will take place remotely every morning from September 28th to October 1st.

The PhD prize and the Invited Lecture will take place remotely on Tuesday September 29th, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (CET) for the ALERT PhD prize 2020 and from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (CET) for our ALERT Invited lecturer, Pr. Chris Spiers.

All these events are free of charge and available for ALERT and non-ALERT members. However, the registration is mandatory.

It is thus my great pleasure to announce that the registration for the 2020 ALERT Geomaterials events is open now!  After filling the form and pressing the button “Register”, you will get an email with the registration data. In case of the registration of the ALERT members, the corresponding representative of the ALERT institution will receive the registration data too.

Registration is now closed.

Stay healthy,

Frédéric COLLIN, ALERT Director.

Webinar: Predicting the onset & post-failure of geomaterials

The University of Liverpool Civil Engineering invites to the following webinar:

Predicting the onset & post-failure of geomaterials

by Dr Ha Bui, Monash University, Australia.

Tuesday 30 June 2020 12.00 BST (13.00 CET)

Details of how to register can be found in the attached document. Alternatively, you can register here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9315930767021/WN_4X1gffh1TQW2K4iqZSnq0g

Invitation to AGERP Lecture 3 on ‘Advanced Numerical Methods and Modelling in Geotechnical Engineering’

The AGERP – Advancements in Geotechnical Engineering: From Research to Practice – Organising Committee invites you to a lecture series which aims to disseminate the coupled leanings from academia and industry on some of the key topics in Geotechnical engineering. It is a pro bono initiative, and the lectures are free to attend.
More info: https://www.age-rp.com/

The third lecture of AGERP series which will be delivered by Prof. Catherine O’Sullivan from Imperial Collage, UK and Mr. David Wines from Itasca Australia Pty. Ltd. The lecture will be on ‘Advanced Numerical Methods and Modelling in Geotechnical Engineering’. This is scheduled on 9th July 2020 and registrations (free and mandatory) close one day before the lecture.

More information in the attached flier.

LARAM School on Landslide Risk

Dear All,

Covid19 outbreak is a global threat and, first of all, we hope that you and your families are fine. The LARAM team is fine and we hope to meet students and lecturers again in person as soon as possible.

Also this year the LARAM School (www.laram.unisa.it) will take the occasion to teach and be together with the students. We will simply do in a different way.

We reshaped the traditional schedule of the School, with the lectures and the other activities comprised in the time window from 13:00 to 19:30 in Italian Summer time (=UTC+2).

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International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering Education

GEE 2020, the International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering Education, will be streamed on June 23-25, 2020. You may register as an interactive participant for 220€, or view the streaming for 50€.

The program of the conference includes:
• the 2nd John Burland Lecture, delivered by Mark Jaksa
• two keynote lectures, delivered by Susan Ambrose and Rodrigo Salgado
• three invited lectures, delivered by Ton de Jong, Minna Karstunen and Vasilia Christidou
• 7 thematic sessions, including 23 original research papers
• 2 panel discussions

Check the full program (https://www.erasmus.gr/microsites/1168/overview) and, if you are interested, do not forget to register (https://www.erasmus.gr/microsites/1168/registration).

Finally, there is still a short time (DEADLINE: Friday June 19) to apply for the AVAX-TC306 prize for young geotechnical engineering educators (https://www.erasmus.gr/microsites/1168/the-avax-tc306-prize). The prize consists of a lump sum of € 2000 to attend a conference on engineering education, of the young engineer’s choice, until the end of June 2022.

Invitation to AGERP Lecture on Geophysics for Geotechnical Engineers

The AGERP – Advancements in Geotechnical Engineering: From Research to Practice – Organising Committee invites you to a lecture series which aims to disseminate the coupled leanings from academia and industry on some of the key topics in Geotechnical engineering. It is a pro bono initiative, and the lectures are free to attend.
More info: https://www.age-rp.com/

The second lecture will take place on June 25, 2020. Attached flier.

Call for Submissions – Geo-Extreme 2021

Dear Colleagues:

We would like to draw your attention to the attached Call for Submissions for Geo-Extreme 2021, a specialty conference organize by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to be held at the Hyatt Regency Savannah, in Savannah, GA, USA, on August 15-18, 2021.

Geo-Extreme 2021 aims to create a multi-disciplinary forum to discuss how the geo-engineering community can work with other professionals, e.g., climate scientists, engineers, emergency managers, resilience and sustainability investigators, insurance experts, and policy makers, to cope with extreme events (such as hurricanes, floods, extreme precipitations, droughts, wildfires, debris flows, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides) under a changing climate.

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E-UNSAT 2020, Lisbon, postponed to 19-21 October 2020

Due to the COV-19 outbreak in all European countries in the last weeks, in agreement with the Chair and the Secretary of the TC-106, E-UNSAT 2020 conference to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, will be postponed. The new dates have been fixed to October 19-21, 2020.

Postponing the conference was necessary to allow for safe travelling and enjoying the event. Hopefully this delay will be enough for the emergency to be over.  Further information can be found at https://eunsat2020.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/

We hope that you all are doing well and we are looking forward to welcoming you in Lisbon, though later than expected.

Kind regards,
Rafaela Cardoso, Cristina Jommi and Enrique Romero
Conference chairs