Information on the Geomechanics Colloquium regarding the COVID-19 situation

Dear Ladies and Gentleman!

Our first virtual geomechanics colloquium was held successfully.
We are aware that this cannot replace our colloquium in the usual form.

We will do everything in our power to be able to hold our 70th Geomechanics Colloquium / Georg-Michael Vavrovsky Colloquium 2021 in the usual way.

However, since we cannot foresee the developments of the corona pandemic, we have decided to organize the 2021 colloquium as a hybrid event - on site and virtually.

The board of the Austrian Society for Geomechanics

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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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