Information on the Geomechanics Colloquium regarding the COVID-19 situation

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

We are very pleased to inform you that, according to the safety precautions against the corona virus that will apply from July 1, 2021, we will be able to hold our 70th Geomechanics Colloquium in 2021 almost as usual.

Only  the “3G” rule (short for German “geimpft, getestet, genesen – vaccinated, tested, recovered”) as well face mask and general hygiene measures must be observed. Even here there is a possibility,  that some of those rules will also suspended on July 22nd.

Nevertheless, we are currently unable to make a clear forecast for autumn. As we have learned over the past one and a half years, there may still be restrictions.

These would have a particular impact on the number of participants and our technical exhibition.

From the 668th registration onwards, we will therefore only confirm this "with reservation". 

We therefore advise you to book your participation as soon as possible.

If there are any changes in the course of the program, you will of course be informed immediately here on our website.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our secretariat at any time.

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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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