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ISSMGE News & Information Circular - February 2022

ISSMGE News & Information Circular - February 2022
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ISSMGE News & Information Circular - February 2022

Council Meeting - 1st May 2022

The ISSMGE Board, together with the organisers of the 20ICSMGE, have agreed that the next Council Meeting will be a hybrid event. Full details on attendance and participation will be circulated to the officers of the member societies by the 15th March 2022


New dates have been confirmed for the conferences in Sydney as follows;

7iYGEC - Friday 29 April - Sunday 1 May 2022

20ICSMGE - Sunday 1 May - Thursday 5 May 2022.

Registration is now open via the conference website


The Time Capsule Project (TCP) has attracted strong support, see for an update.

In March 2022, a team of “discoverers” will work their way through the material placed online. This work will be an important element of the ISSMGE Time Capsule to be launched at the 20th ICSMGE in Sydney.

Individual members of the ISSMGE are welcome to indicate their interest in being part of the team of “discoverers” via the time capsule contact form available at:


The following have been added to the website:

Performance assessment of soils and structures by numerical analysis – Prof. Toshihiro Noda

How to perform reliability analyses on a spreadsheet – Dr Lei Wang

Collapse of Fujinuma Dam by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and its reconstruction - Prof. Fumio Tatsuoka and Dr. Antoine Duttine

Probability Analysis in Civil Engineering – Prof. Jie Zhang


The International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG) Commission 25 (C25) is in the final stages of preparing Guidelines for the Development and Application of Engineering Geological Models on Projects. The Guidelines build on the initial C25 report on Engineering Geological Models (Parry et al. 2014) and will establish best practice based on the application of the technique on actual projects. To read the full press release please click here.


The latest edition of the ISSMGE Bulletin (Volume 15, Issue 6, December 2021) is available from the website


The next deadline for receipt of applications for awards from the ISSMGE Foundation is the 31st May 2022. Click here for further information on the ISSMGE Foundation.


For a listing of all ISSMGE and ISSMGE supported conferences, and full information on all events, including deadlines, please go to the Events page at However, for updated information concerning possible changes due to the coronavirus outbreak (ie. postponements, cancellations, change of deadlines, etc), please refer to that specific event’s website.

As might be expected, many events have been rescheduled and we update the Events page whenever we are advised of changes.

The following are events that have been added since the previous Circular:


8th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials – 03-09-2023 - 06-09-2023

Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal; English; Organiser: TC101-ISSMGE, endorsed by SPG and FEUP; Contact person: Cristiana Ferreira; Address: FEUP-DEC, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n; Phone: (+351)225081752l Email:; Website:

SUT OSIG 9TH International Conference “Innovative Geotechnologies for Energy Transition” - 12-09-2023 - 14-09-2023

Imperial College London, UK; English; Organiser: Society for Underwater Technology, Offshore Site Investigation & Geotechnics Committee; Contact person: Jacqui Adams, Address: SUT, HQS Wellington, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2PN, Website :; Email:

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