COVID-19 situation - Information updated 1 April 2020

Dear all,

The EUROCK 2020 Organizing Committee are closely monitoring the coronavirus crisis, as it may affect our conference. How, and to what extent EUROCK 2020 will be affected is highly uncertain at the moment. Following a meeting of the EUROCK 2020 Organizing Committee March 17 it was decided that, until further notice, the symposium is proceeding as planned.

However, considering the very uncertain situation in Norway and around the world, we suggest all registered delegates, for their own sake, to make their travel plans accordingly, i.e. to either await any travel arrangements, or to make sure to only book refundable travels, in the undesirable event of a cancellation of our conference at a later stage. For various reasons, postponing EUROCK 2020 is unfortunately no option. For the same reason, we have closed the possibility to register to the conference for the time being, we will come back with more information on 9 April.

The EUROCK 2020 Organizing Committee is in close dialog with the ISRM regarding our upcoming event, and updated information on the status of EUROCK 2020 will be published on our website at latest on 9 April, following a public statement from the Norwegian Directorate of Health. This information will also be distributed by Infomails from the ISRM.

We will continue to carefully monitor the situation via the Norwegian Directorate of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), and we will keep you posted on any developments. We thank you all for your patience during these special times.

The EUROCK 2020 Organizing Committee.

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 June 15th to 19th.

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