CouFrac 2022 – Call for abstract

The CouFrac 2022 (Coupled Processes in Fractured Geological Media) Conference will take place in Berkeley, California, 14-16 November 2022. The deadline for CouFrac 2022 abstract submission is June 1.
Why CouFrac 2022?
We have organized a very interesting program with distinguished Keynote Speakers, a Panel Discussion on Carbon Neutrality, and Emerging Scientist Plenaries
 Please find the conference flyer attached.

The Organizing Committee members have developed 26 sessions covering a wide range of topics associated with coupled processes in fractured geological media.

Selected presentations will be invited to submit papers to one of the CouFrac 2022 Special Issues (RMRE, WRR, JRMGE, TUST, and GGGG).

As CouFrac 2022 is an international conference sponsored by both ARMA and ISRM, we offer a 20% discount of the Registration fee for the ARMA/ISRM members

What is New and Special?
Mengsu Hu and Laura J. Pyrak-Nolte have organized a Special Session on Machine Learning for Coupled Processes in the Earth Sciences and EngineeringSix Distinguished Invited Lecturers have been invited to deliver state-of-the-art machine learning applications. The details of the Special Session can be found in the second flyer attached.

The conference will be held in person in Berkeley, with online options available for participants who are unable to travel.

We look forward to your participation!

European Commission H2020 GEOLAB Project – Second Call for Proposals and Transnational Access Webinar

We are happy to announce that GEOLAB has launched its Second Call for Proposals to potential users among academia, SME, and industry to gain access to excellent research facilities in the fields of geotechnical and environmental engineering. This so-called Transnational Access is free of charge and includes technical & scientific support from the hosting facility. The theme of the present call is: ‘Experiments to study the pressures on Critical Infrastructure, e.g., impact of climate change, aging, increased usage, extreme weather events and geo-hazards’.

In our upcoming webinar, GEOLAB’s Second Transnational Access Webinar, we will be presenting an overview and update on project activities; examples of physical modelling of CI pressures; and fielding questions in relation to the presentations and access policy. 

The event will take place on May 19th, 9:30 – 11:00 AM CET.

The webinar will be delivered by University of Cambridge, TU Delft, ETH Zurich, Deltares, CEDEX, NGI, Technical University of Darmstadt, University Gustave Eiffel, and University of Maribor.

To register, please click on the link: Meeting Registration – Zoom

Deadline for Registrations – May 18th, 12:00 PM CET

Find more information on the Second Call for Proposals here: Call for Proposals – Geolab (

GEOLAB is an European network of renowned institutes bringing together six geo-centrifuges and six other large research facilities: a geo-model container, a pile foundation test pit, a static liquefaction tank, a railway track simulator, a large-scale triaxial apparatus and a set of field test sites. The project is funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme. The overarching aim of GEOLAB is perform ground-breaking research and innovation that enhances the resilience of Europe’s Critical Infrastructure.

Find out more about the project here:

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Thank you for your interest in GEOLAB!

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From Lunar Exploration to Unsaturated Soils: Webinars of Shiraz U on Geotechnical Eng.

Dears colleagues,

You are more than welcome to join us in the Geotechnical Engineering Webinars, held by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Shiraz University, at:

For that you only need to write your name and enter as guest. The following table presents the title and timing of our upcoming lectures in May and June. You, your colleagues, and your students are more than welcome to join us. Although the attached booklet is in both Persian and English, the lectures are in English (a short Persian and English introduction will be given at the beginning of each lecture). Please find enclosed the list and attached the booklet of lectures in May and June, they will also be continued in the Fall semester.

Hope to see you soon!

Kind regards,
E. Nikooee

Invitation to the International Workshop on Unsaturated Soils: 3rd Edition of AGERP (2022)

Thank you for your support to the AGERP lecture series in 2020 and 2021. At AGERP’20 and AGERP’21, we have had 16 lectures and 1 panel discussion that brought together 38 renowned geoengineering experts and a huge audience from 126 countries through a free to access knowledge sharing platform. Apart from the generous support from the experts that appeared in AGERP’20 and AGERP’21, it is your participation and appreciation that largely contributed to the success of AGERP.

In the first and second edition of the AGERP lecture series, we covered quite a breadth of topics related to geotechnical engineering. With the third edition we intend to dive further and deeper into some of the specialised topics in geotechnical engineering. To that end, we are pleased to invite you to the second workshop of the AGERP 2022 which will be an International Workshop on Unsaturated Soils, this workshop is scheduled to be held from 24th to 26th May 2022 (Australia). You may register for the workshop at Program for the workshop is summarised in the attached flyer.

ALERT Workshop 2022 – Extended Call for Abstract for Session 1

The deadline for the abstract submission has been extended to May 31, 2022 for the SESSION 1 ONLY. Please submit your abstracts by email directly to the coordinators using the Workshop abstract form (doc). If you wish to publish your presentation after the Workshop on the ALERT website, do not forget to agree by ticking the corresponding box in the abstract form.

As a reminder, here are the workshop sessions:

  • Session 1: “Mechanics of hard-soils/soft rocks” – EXTENDED CALL
    Organizers: Claudia Vitone ( (Politecnico di Bari, Italy), Nadia Benahmed ( (INRAE, France),  Elma Charalampidou ( (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, UK).
  • Session 2: “Robot-Ground Interaction“ – CLOSED
    Organizers: Raul Fuentes and Itai Einav
  • Session 3: “Multi-field approach of gravity-driven disasters in a global climate change context” – CLOSED
    Organizers: F. Nicot (EDYTEM / USMB), F. Magnin (EDYTEM / CNRS-USMB), S. Lambert (UGA – INRAE), F. Calvetti (Politecnico Milano)

Further information on this post.

PhD course on Soil Modelling at NTNU

NTNU’s Geotechnical Group offers a PhD Course in Soil Modelling from October 3rd to 7th, 2022. This course provides a background for development and application of the soil models used in continuum-based computer codes for geotechnical applications. The course focuses on soil behaviour, elasto-plastic theory, hyperplasticity, selected material models and their parameters. It also provides some insight into numerical implementation of soil models. The course aims at providing a general theoretical framework for interpretation of the mechanical behaviour of soils.”

For more information:

ALERT Poster Session 2022

The ALERT Poster session will be held during the ALERT Workshop from September 26 to September 28, 2022 in Aussois.

Those who are interested are asked to submit their abstracts (both word/openoffice and pdf files are required) by email to the coordinators Nadia Benahmed ( and Antoine Wautier ( using the attached abstract form (Template).

The deadline for the submission of the abstract is the September 9, 2022.

Short-course for Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical couplings in particulate systems

Everyone is invited to a brand new short course covering theory and practical implementation of fluid and thermal couplings in particulate systems with Yade software. The course will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands from 20/06/2022 to 22/06/2022, where participants will learn hands-on with Robert Caulk and Bruno Chareyre. More information is available at and on the following flyer.

Prague Geotechnical Days 2022 with Prague Geotechnical Lecture by prof. Cino Viggiani

Everyone is cordially invited to attend Prague Geotechnical Days 2022, scheduled for May 23-24, which include Prague Geotechnical Lecture by prof. Cino Viggiani entitled “Recent Developments in Laboratory Testing of Geomaterials with Emphasis on Imaging Processes”. More details can be found at

The programme can be seen below or in this picture.

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