3rd Int. Workshop on Rock Mechanics in Volcanic Environments - an ISRM Specialized Conference|
The “Sociedad Española de Mecánica de Rocas” (the Spanish National Group of the ISRM) is organizing the”3rd International Workshop on Rock Mechanics and Geo-engineering in Volcanic Environments Conference” to be held in the Canary Islands on 31st of May and 1st of June 2010, an ISRM sponsored Specialised Conference. This event is complementary to those technical meetings organized in previous years at Madeira and Azores, in 2002 and 2007, respectively.
This Workshop is included in a multidisciplinary Congress, (Cities on Volcanoes 6 – Tenerife 2010), organized by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of Earth Interior. Volcanologists, geologists, disaster mitigation experts, and other specialised professions are expected to participate.
The topics to be discussed in this 3rd Workshop will be related to geoengineering, mining, water resources and infrastructures in volcanic environment. In other words, laboratory and field characterisation of volcanic rock media, slope stability, tunnelling and excavation in volcanic areas will be studied and papers will provide a deeper insight in their knowledge.