Information on the Geomechanics Colloquium an the Tunnel Day

    Dear participant!

    In a few days the 71st Geomechanics Colloquium will take place, for which you have registered.

    We would like to ask you to consider the recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

    Stay home if you feel ill.

    • Come to the event PCR tested.
    • Keep a safe distance from others (at least 1 meter), even if they appear healthy.
    • Wear a mask in public, especially indoors or if you cannot keep your distance.
    • Wash your hands frequently. Use soap and water or hand sanitizer.
    • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, or cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm.

    If you have COVID-19, you will not be allowed to participate in the events, even if you are symptom-free.

    To avoid long waiting times on Tunnel Day, we have set up a pre-check in for Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 4:00 - 8:00 pm.
    For the Geomechanics Colloquium, you can pick up your tickets starting Wednesday, Oct. 12, also from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. If you are able, we encourage you to take advantage of this.

    If you have any further questions, please contact us at any time.

    We are very pleased to welcome you here in Salzburg and expect 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 ISRM Congress and Geomechanics Colloquium 2023

    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
    Email: salzburg@oegg.at
    Web: oegg.at

    Die ÖGG

    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.

    Here you can find more information.

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