Information on the Geomechanics Colloquium regarding the COVID-19 situation

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

The 70th Geomechanics Colloquium will take place in a few days.

We would now like to inform you about the locally applicable Covid-19 measures:

  • When you arrive at the congress center, you must present a 3-G certificate (vaccinated, recovered, or tested) before entering the building. You will then receive an access wristband: Without you cannot enter the building.
  •  Under the current regulations in Austria, the PCR test is valid for 72 hours from the time of acceptance, but it is only 24 hours for the antigen test.  Please also note that vaccinations with following  vaccines are not approved in Austria: Sputnik V, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Turkovac.
  • We ask you to use the electronic green passport if possible.
  • There is no mouth and nose protection requirement in the house. However, we recommend it.
  • You will receive your conference badge as usual at the registration desk. This must be scanned each time you enter the congress center, the Stieglkeller, or the Residenz zu Salzburg (chamber concert).
  • You will receive your conference bag and the proceedings at a separate counter.
  • We ask you to keep distance from other people at any time.
  • There is free choice of seats in the Europa Hall.
  • Disinfection stands are distributed throughout the building. Please use them frequently.
  • General hygiene measures (washing hands, sneezing in the crook of your arm, etc.) must be observed.
  • If you feel sick or have typical Covid symptoms, please stay away from the event and call the telephone number 1450.
  • In case that symptoms occur during the event, please contact the conference office immediately, use an FFP-2 mask, and try to keep away from other persons.

Please note that there may be waiting times due to the stricter controls. To minimize those, we will set up a pre-check-in on Tuesday, October 12th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. If it is possible for you, we recommend you to use it.

It is imperative that you always carry your conference badge (also at the evening events: at the concert and in the Stieglkeller). Only this and the wristband entitle you to entry!

Please also ensure that there is sufficient distance to other people when you plate your food up at the buffet and disinfect your hands regularly.

We look forward to welcoming you personally here in Salzburg and are looking forward to an exciting event.

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Geomechanics Colloquium

The annual geomechanics colloquium has developed as an important meeting point for experts in Central Europe. The event with the associated exhibition usually attracts over 800 participants annually, making it one of the largest annual events in the field of geomechanics worldwide.

Impressions Colloquium 2019

With this video we would like to give you a short impression of our colloquium from last year


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The Austrian Society for Geomechanics

The organizer of the Ceomechanics Colloquium

Austrian Society for Geomechanics

Innsbrucker Bundesstraße 67
5020 Salzburg
Tel: +43 662 875519
Mobil: +43 664 8128990


A group of Austrian experts started in the fifties of the 20th century to deal with rock engineering. This group was also called Salzburg Circle. As early as 1951 Leopold Müller organized a Colloquium about rock engineering and technological questions in Salzburg. In 1962 the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) was founded in Salzburg. Leopold Müller was the first president of the ISRM. The Austrian Society for Geomechanics (OeGG) was founded in 1968 as national group of the ISRM.

The aims of the Society are the promotion of scientific research in all fields of geological and geotechnical engineering, establishing and maintaining links to related societies, the exchange of experience with all those involved in geotechnical research, construction, and administration, the improvement of design and construction methods, and last but not least the elaboration and publication of papers and guidelines.

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