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Jointly Organised by the Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering Geology, Defence Science & Technology Agency, and Supported by Protective Technology Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University.

Our speakers are Prof. Wulf Schubert & Prof. Kurt Klima from the Graz University of Technology, Austria.

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The Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG), in collaboration with CSIRO Petroleum, The University of Western Australia and The University of Newcastle, looks forward to hosting the First Southern Hemisphere International Rock Mechanics Symposium (SHIRMS) to be held in Perth, Western Australia, 16 - 19 September 2008.

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Dear fellow geoscientists,

Since 1878, the International Geological Congress - IGC has every four years been the meeting place for people interested in Earth Science, and in 2008 the Nordic countries will arrange the 33rd International Geological Congress in Oslo, Norway. 2008 will be ‘The Year of Earth Sciences’ including the 33rd IGC, the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE), and the International Polar Year (IPY). With its strong emphasis on cross-disciplinary symposia, Earth sciences’ societal impact, and on the Arctic, the Congress in Oslo will give you a unique opportunity to discuss high-level science in a broad perspective. Even with the best preparations, however, the success of the meeting depends on your participation. We have a vision of seeing up to 8-10 000 of you in Oslo at the 33rd IGC, the Geoscience World Congress 2008. There are a number of reasons for you to help us make this vision come true:

  • The IGCs are arranged only every 4 years, and comprise the whole gamut of the Earth Sciences. The Congress focuses on topics which are of utmost importance for our modern society.
  • The 33rd IGC will be a showcase for themes related to the International Year of Planet Earth and the International Polar Year, and will aim at showing the world that the Earth system sciences are the foundation for a sustainable development.
  • The Congress will include a number of pre- and post-congress excursions to all the Nordic countries, as well as to the Arctic regions of Greenland and Svalbard. In addition to great geology, you will also see magnificent scenery, created by active geological processes.
  • The lively and international city of Oslo, founded 1000 years ago, with its beautiful surroundings and spectacular geology.
  • The 33rd IGC will be the best meeting place for geologists from the entire world.

Since the first IGC in 1878, the Earth Sciences have experienced a period of increased specialisation. Now is the time for a more holistic view on the Earth sciences and the 33rd IGC is the best forum!

We wish you all welcome to Oslo in 2008.

Arne Bjørlykke
President, 33rd IGC S Anders Solheim
Secretary General, 33rd IGC
Anders Solheim
Secretary General, 33rd IGC

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2nd U.S.-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium. 
Sponsored by: The American Rock Mechanics Association
In conjunction with The Canadian Rock Mechanics Association.

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Presented by by Mr Gan Cheng Chian & Mr Alve Rutgersson. 
Venue: Nanyang Technological University Alumni Club, Level 6, Multipurpose Hall
11 Slim Barracks Rise (Off North Buona Vista Road), Singapore 138664.

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Co-organised by the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Society of Singapore, the Centre for Soft Ground Engineering (National University of Singapore) and the NTU-PWD Geotechnical Research Centre (Nanyang Technological University).

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By Prof. Wulf Schubert & Prof. Kurt Klima
Graz University of Technology, Austria
12 – 16 November 2007
CEE Seminar Room A (BLK N1, B1b-06), NTU

Jointly Organised by
Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering Geology
Defence Science & Technology Agency

Supported by
Protective Technology Research Centre, Nangyang Technological University

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Title: Rock failure process analysis
Date: 7 Nov, 2006
Venue: CACS Seminar room C, NTU

Coordinators: Dr. Ma Guowei (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Dr. Li Haibo (Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Time and Date: 8:30-12:30, Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Venue: Meritus Mandarin Hotel
Speakers: Prof Francois E Heuze; Prof Bibhu Mohanty; Dr Haibo Li; Dr Guowei Ma; Prof Mingyang Wang

Venue: The Greenery Resort, Khao Yai Nakhon Ratchasima. Organised by The Geomechanics Research Unit, Institute of Engineering, Suranaree University of Technology. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Website: www.geomechsut.com