Glossop Workshops (Four post-Glossop Lecture workshops)
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Course provider First Steps Ltd
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GLOSSOP LECTURE WORKSHOPS 2008 - 09
These Workshops are an initiative to encourage collaborative research between industry, the British Geological Survey, and academia, following the Glossop Lecture. It is hoped that such workshops will become a feature of the Glossop Lecture in future and so provide a regular motivation for research in Engineering Geology.
Industry meets problems and has to overcome them, often having to leave key aspects of problems unresolved, the British Geological Survey are custodians of our geological data and responsible for its use nationally, and academia is best placed to study possible solutions to such problems by placing them within the framework of science and engineering.
The healthy development of geotechnics in the time of Mr Glossop was very much due to the smallness of the geotechnical community and the close connections between industry and academia. We hope the Glossop Workshops build on this precedent to the benefit of the geotechnical community in the UK.
The Workshops are free and informal and will expand on themes and subjects introduced in the Glossop Lecture, highlighting the places where further information is needed, where ideas need to be revised or improved, where theories and approaches seem inadequate etc etc. They are intended to be friendly, comfortable, constructive working sessions, where attendees can bring along their data and ideas, from which the strength of engineering geology can be used to focus on research that is needed now to the benefit of all concerned..
It is intended that each Workshop will put in place either the start of research proposals involving industry, the BGS and academia so that joint proposals, backed by substance, can be presented to the two Research Councils, NERC and EPSRC, or Research Forums from which research proposals will later come.
All the Workshops will be held in the Civil Engineering Dept at Imperial College London (Skempton Building), as follows, but times for discussion can be varied as needed on the day.
13.30 – 14.30 Fuller presentation of the data used in the Glossop Lecture airing strengths and weaknesses of the work (MHdeF)
14.30 – 15.30 Contributions from the floor
15.30 – 16.00 Tea break; tea available in neighbouring building
16.00 – 16.30 Research – where do we go from here? (see below*)
16.30 – 17.00 Follow-up; list of contacts, networking and further actions.
Workshop 1: Geology of the London Basin. Wed 19th Nov.
*16.00 The London Basin Research Forum; potential for collaboration between industry, academia and the BGS; ideas, suggestions and assessment of worth.
Workshop 2: The behaviour of large and much deformed landslides. Wed 3rd Dec
*16.00 How might the concepts of stratified viscous flow help the management of landslides and could the subject be developed? Potential for collaboration between industry, academia the BGS and others; ideas, suggestions and assessment of worth.
Workshop 3: The scale of observation and nature of descriptions used in geotechnical engineering. Wed. 21st Jan 2009
*16.00 What descriptors are required in soil and rock mechanics, and for environmental studies? Potential for collaboration between industry, academia the BGS and others; ideas, suggestions and assessment of worth.
Workshop 4: Mineral surfaces. Wed 28th Jan 2009
16.00 What do we need to know and how should research on mineral surfaces be pursued? Potential for collaboration between industry, academia the BGS and others; ideas, suggestions and assessment of worth.
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