Project GEOLAB’s Networking Event and Training Workshop

Last month, GEOLAB Project successfully organised and conducted its Second Annual GEOLAB Networking Event (in collaboration with ELGIP) and Next Generation Training Workshop. The event was held at ETH Zurich, Switzerland on the 15th and 16th November 2022.

The Networking Event consisted of a series of workshops delivered by GEOLAB with a specific focus on Joint Research and Innovation (JRA). This event was organised in collaboration with European Large Geotechnical Institutes Platform (ELGIP), in which major European research organizations in geotechnical engineering have joined forces since 2002. Each organisation has a strong national position working in research, development, and innovation. Currently, ELGIP comprises 15 members, which employ in total over 2000 professional research staff.

Discussions as part of the ELGIP Workshop related to Offshore Geotechnics. Esteemed speakers gave presentations on fundamental features, applications, challenges, current examples from various organisations and R&D efforts.

Presentation from the GEOLAB Networking Event related to Risk management and engineering of Critical Infrastructures (CI), and Innovation of the Research Infrastructures. The event also included panel discussions on identifying long-term knowledge gaps to improve CI resilience and performance, and resilience of the CI of Europe. Dedicated workshops were delivered by the University of Cambridge, TU Delft, ETH Zurich, Deltares, CEDEX, NGI, Technical University of Darmstadt, University Gustave Eiffel, and the University of Maribor. 

In addition, during the GEOLAB New Generation (NG) Training Workshop, young researchers had the opportunity to attend rigorous hands-on training on geotechnical physical modelling. Through GEOLAB Project, NG of researchers and engineers have the opportunity to acquire the ability to better assess the added value of physical modelling and use the physical modelling tools in combination with data and numerical modelling for science and engineering. Developing the skills of these future research leaders ensures that we have an impact on future research and innovation.

Thank you for those of you who participated! We appreciate the continued collaboration.

Additional material including videos of presentations and slides will soon be made available on the GEOLAB Knowledge Platform.

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