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EEGS / AEG 2023 Virtual Symposium on
“Life of Mine – Maintaining Sustainability Through Geoscience”

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The Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) and the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) are convening an online virtual platform symposium over 2 half-days in May, 2023 on “Life of Mine – Maintaining Sustainability Through Geoscience”.

Life of Mine activities cover from mine feasibility planning through to closure with geoscience contributing practical assistance to the life of mine site key activities to sustain the mine and leave an acceptable legacy – the 6Rs: “Regulation, Running, Rehabilitation, Re-purposing, Retirement and Reclamation”. Customized geoscience workflows contribute through implementation of the 4Ms: “Mapping, Monitoring, Modeling and Management”.

The virtual symposium will be held on May 15-17, 2023.

Registration opens February 27th, and more information can be found on the symposium website.

241st IAEG Connector

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IAEG Announces Second Summer School, July 3-11, 2023 in Italy — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available to read online.

240th IAEG Connector

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Prof. Simon Low steps down from ETH Position in Switzerland — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector is available to read online.

ECSMGE2024 Call For Abstracts

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The Portuguese Geotechnical Society (SPG) would like to invite your Society to submit your contributions to ECSMGE 24. The procedure will be the following:

  1. The abstracts for the XVIII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (https://www.ecsmge-2024.com), that will take place in Lisbon, from 26th – 30th August 2024, should integrate:
    – Title.
    – Authors, affiliation, and e-mails.- Conference Main Topics.
    – A summary of the paper 150-250 words (Times New Roman 10 pt).
  2. The papers will be reviewed by an International Committee integrating members of the Scientific Committee, TCs members and Corporate members. The Organizing Committee aims to index all accepted papers in recognized databases of scientific literature.
    We strongly believe that the good quality of the papers will contribute for the success of the Conference.
  3. The abstracts and the respective papers should be submitted by the Authors at: https://www.issmge.org/publications/review-platform/ongoing-conferences
  4. Please notice that the deadline to accept (or reject) the abstracts is 30th April 2023.

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239th IAEG Connector

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Commission 25 Issues Report of Engineering Geology Models — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available to read online.

International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories, Volume 7, Issue #2

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International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories, Volume 7, Issue #2 is available to read and download, online.

ISSMGE News & Information Circular, January 2023

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The January 2023 issue of the ISSMGE News and Information Circular, is available to read online.

238th IAEG Connector

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Special Welcome Message from New President Marinos — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available to read online.

Last two issues of the IAEG Connector for 2022

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The last two issues of the IAEG Connector newsletter are available to read online.

234th IAEG Connector

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End of Term Message from President Rafig Assam — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available to read online.

ISSMGE News & Information Circular, December 2022

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The latest issue of the ISSMGE News & Information circular is available to read online.

233rd IAEG Connector

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IAEG participates in Deep Time Digital Earth Project — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector is available to read online.

Awards — Call for Submissions

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Nominations for the D.H. Trollope Medal, John Jaeger Memorial Award, and AGS Practitioner Award are now open.


D.H. Trollope Medal

Deadline for submissions is 31 December 2022

Basis of the Award

The Trollope Medal is awarded to the author of an outstanding paper on either theoretical or applied geomechanics. The work reported in the paper must have been undertaken in Australia by an author under 35 years of age and can have been published anywhere in the world in the previous four years. The nominated author must have been primarily responsible for the work and would normally be the principal author of the paper.

The paper must be based upon recent or current doctoral research undertaken by the author.

The recipient is expected to be a member of the Australian Geomechanics Society.

Nomination

The nomination can be made by any member of the Society. The nomination requires the approval of the author and should be accompanied by two copies of the paper. The nomination is to be accompanied by an electronic (disk or USB) copy of the Doctoral thesis, which will be returned following the selection process.

The nominations should be forwarded to the Secretary of the National Committee following a call for submissions in Australian Geomechanics Journal. Nominations will be called every two years, normally in the alternate year to the EH Davis Memorial Lecture.


John Jaeger Memorial Award

Deadline for submissions is 30 November 2022

Basis of the Award

The John Jaeger Memorial Award recognises contributions of the highest order over a lifetime commitment to the geotechnical profession in Australia. The award is not restricted to members of the Australian Geomechanics Society.

Nominations

Nominations should be made by at least three persons (not necessarily members) to the Secretary of the National Committee of the Society, following a call for submissions in Australian Geomechanics. This will generally be six months prior to the ANZ Geomechanics Conference at which the award is to be presented.


AGS Practitioner Award

Deadline for submissions is 31 December 2022

Basis of the Award

The AGS Practitioner Award recognises contributions of the highest order over an extended period with a commitment to the geotechnical profession in Australia and the Australian Geomechanics Society.

Nominations

Nominations should be made by at least three persons (not necessarily members) to the Secretary of the National Committee of the Society following a call for submissions in Australian Geomechanics. Nominations must be accompanied by a comprehensive supporting document.

231st IAEG Connector

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Five Regional Conferences of IAEG Announced — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available to read online.

PFSF Webinars

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The Piling & Foundation Specialists Federation with Australian Geomechanics Society will be running two webinars in relation to the design of working platforms for tracked plant, especially plant associated with piling work.

Both webinars will run for about 2 hours, including questions, and will include some preparation using example data which will be supplied.

They will be presented by Stephen Buttling, who has been closely associated with Working Platforms since 2009.

Rig Bearing Pressures
Wednesday, 30th November, 3.00 to 5.00pm
Registration

Working Platform Design
Thursday, 8th December, 3.00pm to 5.00pm
Registration

ISSMGE News & Information Circular , November 2022

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The latest issue of the ISSMGE News & Information Circular is available to read online.

227th IAEG Connector

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Three big conferences coming soon in Asia — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available to read online.

International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories — Volume 6, Issue 3 has been published

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The Case Histories Journal is an International Society on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), peer-reviewed journal on the geotechnical engineering practice with a focus on careful documentation of case histories and emphasis on observations and data collected during and after project construction and field performance of infrastructure. Papers are reviewed by a distinguished international Editorial Board and a selected number of reviewers. All papers published in the journal are available in open access and are accompanied by electronic data for better documentation of each case history and are positioned geospatially in a map.

Individual papers are listed below and the full issue can be found online.

TitleAuthors
40 Years of Full-scale Infrastructure Testing at a National Geotechnical Experimentation Site: Clay SiteJean-Louis Briaud
40 Years of Full-Scale Infrastructure Testing at a National Geotechnical Experimentation Site: Sand SiteJean-Louis Briaud
Asynchronous Mobilization of Shear Resistance in Slope FailuresElena Zabolotnii, Norbert Ruebin Morgenstern, Gordon Ward Wilson
Liquefaction Ejecta Case Histories for 2010-11 Canterbury EarthquakesZorana Mijic, Jonathan D. Bray, Sjoerd van Ballegooy