We define the geosphere to be that portion of Earth system that includes Earth's interior, rocks, minerals and soils, landforms and the processes that shape the Earth's surface. Responsible use includes the activities related to exploration, exploitation and mitigation of natural and man-induced geo-hazards.
It is our strong conviction that our research should contribute to: Responsible Use of the Geosphere considering the Impact on Earth system and Society.
08 April 2021
Grimburgwal provides lessons for quay wall renovations Amsterdam
On September 1, 2020, part of the quay of the Grimburgwal in Amsterdam collapsed. The primary causes appear to be the different construction of the narrow quay, the locally deeper canal bed, and the weakening of masonry due to collisions. This is the result of the research conducted by a research team composed of experts from TU Delft, Deltares, AMS Institute, and SkyGEO, led by Mandy Korff (TU Delft/Deltares), on behalf of the City of Amsterdam. The full report with conclusions and recommendations for other quay walls in the city was published by the City of Amsterdam on April 8, 2021.
29 March 2021
Bert Wouters in BBC news about mega-iceberg A74
The German Research Vessel Polarstern has made a remarkable circumnavigation of Antarctica's latest mega-iceberg.
12 March 2021
Interpore Award for Hadi Hajibeygi
Hadi Hajibeygi (GSE) has been awarded this year's InterPore Award for Porous Media Research for his outstanding research in porous media. The InterPore Award is given to only one individual per year who has demonstrated significant theoretical, experimental and/or modelling advances in understanding of problems involving natural or industrial porous media.
Summoning heat from below
How to study fluid flow in rocks?
Will we have dry feet in future?
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