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EUROCK2020 was cancelled 
(Updated August 14th 2020)

In the last couple of weeks, we have unfortunately experienced an increase in infections both in Norway, and abroad, leading the Norwegian government to impose stricter restrictions on international travel, only allowing travelers coming to Norway from a few European countries. This, in turn, leaves us with no other option than to cancel EUROCK 2020 , as most of our presenters, invited speakers and delegates will not be allowed to enter Norway without a two-week quarantine period.

We have long hoped to avoid this lamentable situation, and it is not with a light heart we have made this decision. Rest assured that we, together with the ISRM, have tried our best to make EUROCK 2020 happen. A physical conference is simply not technically nor economically feasible in the given pandemic situation. We do also find that it is best and safest not to promote international travel for the time being.

We deeply apologize the inconvenience the cancellation will cause for many of our delegates, presenters, invited speakers, partners and colleagues. All participants will get their participation fee back, minus a minor (approx. EUR 35) fee to cover the cost associated with the transfer, this in accordance with the conditions announced during the online registration. Participants paying accommodation through our website will get a full refund of these payments.

We have more than 200 peer-reviewed conference papers ready for publishing, and we do intend to publish the proceedings through OnePetro.org, in collaboration with the ISRM. All authors will be contacted shortly by us, asking for their consent to publish their papers.

The EUROCK 2020 Organizing Committee.
http://www.eurock2020.com/ 

 

Welcome to Trondheim

The Norwegian Group for Rock Mechanics welcomes you to Norway for EUROCK 2020, the international symposium of ISRM.

The event will take place at the Clarion Hotel & Congress in the beautiful city of Trondheim from October 12th to 14th.

The historical city of Trondheim was founded in 997 as a trading post during the Viking Age and served as the capital of Norway until 1217. Today it is the third largest city in Norway and known as the technological hub of Norway, hosting the largest university, the Norwegian University of Science and Tehnology (NTNU), as well as the Foundation for Science and Industrial Research (SINTEF), St. Olavs University Hospital and several other technology-oriented institutions.

Trondheim offers easy access by direct flights from several European airports, as well as direct flights from all major Norwegian airports and several daily departures by train and bus from Oslo.

EUROCK 2020 Hard rock Engineering Themes at a glance:

  • Hard rock tunneling and rock support
  • Weakness zone issues
  • Design of unlined hydropower tunnels
  • Rock stress estimation and measurement
  • Characterization of rock mass
  • Recent advances in rock mechanics theory
  • Brittle failure
  • Rock falls/Rock avalanches - mapping and monitoring
  • Abrasivity/advance and cutter wear in hard rock conditions
  • Rock support design in swelling clay conditions