April 2020 Newsletter and decisions due to the pandemic

Dear Alert friends,

first of all, the Board of Directors and the Bureau hope you (and your family) are doing well in these weird and difficult times…

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).
Concerning the OZ course, we propose to postpone it to April 2021.

The election of the Board of Director was supposed to be organized this year and after discussions, it is decided to postpone it in 2021. The current Bureau and the Board will remain in charge by a prorogation of their mandate for the ordinary matters.

*All the other activities will be organized remotely:*
– for the doctoral school, we have decided to keep it for this year– it will be taught and attended remotely, though.
– we have decided not to postpone also the PhD prize as well as the invited lecture, also these two events will take place online (either pre-recording it or giving it online via one of the several available platforms for distance teaching).

You will find more information in the Editorial of the Newsletter but you can imagine how painful this decision was. It will be the first time since 1994 that we will not meet in Aussois !

Keep staying safe!

Frédéric COLLIN
ALERT Director

11th ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz course. 28-31 October 2019, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France

The 11th ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz course 2019: Petroleum Geomecganics will be held from the 28th to the 31st of October 2019 in Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France

The course is organised by the Alliance of Laboratories in Europe for Education, Research and Technology (ALERT), the 
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Ecole des Ponts ParisTech.

More information and contact in the website

10th ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Winterschool 2018. 5th-9th of November, Bari, Italy

The 10th ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Winterschool 2018: Natural versus compacted clayey soils: from micro to macro behaviour and modelling  will be held from the 5th to the 9th of November 2018 in Bari, Italy.

The Winterschool is organised by the Alliance of Laboratories in Europe for Education, Research and Technology (ALERT), the Politecnico di Bari and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. It will focus on the hydro-mechanics of clayey soils, either natural, or compacted, and provide knowledge about their genesis and consequent features at the micro to meso-scale, and about how their macro-response varies with the micro to meso-features.

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ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Winterschool 2018

The 10th ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Winterschool 2018 on Natural versus compacted clayey soils: from micro to macro behaviour and modelling will be held from 5th to 9th of November 2018 in Bari, Italy. The school is organised by The Alliance of Laboratories in Europe for Education, Research and Technology (ALERT), the Politecnico di Bari and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

For more information see the attachment and visit the site web or contact: infoalert.bari2018@gmail.com

Contact: federica.cotecchia@poliba.it; jean.vaunat@upc.edu; claudia.vitone@poliba.it

ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Winterschool 2018

The ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Winterschool 2018 on Natural versus compacted clayey soils: from micro to macro behaviour and modelling will be held from 5th to 9th of November 2018 in Bari, Italy. The school is organised by The Alliance of Laboratories in Europe for Education, Research and Technology (ALERT), the Politecnico di Bari and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

For further information: federica.cotecchia@poliba.it; jean.vaunat@upc.edu; claudia.vitone@poliba.it

Extension of the deadline for the ALERT OZ course 2016

The deadline for the registration to the ALERT OZ course 2016 will be extended to 10th of August 2016.

The 8th ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Course (ALERT Summerschool) on “Geomechanics of landslides” will be held at the University of Salerno from the 5th to the 9th of September 2016. This year, the OZ course will be jointly held with the LARAM school (LAndslide Risk Assessment and Mitigation).

Information on the OZ course can be found on the LARAM website. Please use the registration form.

ALERT OZ course (Summerschool) on “Geomechanics of landslides”

The 8th ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Course (ALERT Summerschool) on “Geomechanics of landslides” will be held at the University of Salerno from the 5th to the 9th of September 2016. This year, the OZ course will be jointly held with the LARAM school (LAndslide Risk Assessment and Mitigation).

Information on the OZ course can be found on the LARAM website. The deadline for the registration is the 15th of June 2016, the deadline for the bank transfer is the 1st of July 2016. Please use the registration form.