Date: 16 November 2016

Location: Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

Convenors: Edward RoseJudy Ehlen

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The Programme

09.05-09.25  REGISTRATION

09.25-09.30  Ted Rose

09.30-10.00  John Mather (Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
Water supplies to maritime and coastal defences: a story of risk and innovation

10.00-10.30  Tony Brook (West Sussex Geological Society, UK)
Response to the Napoleonic threat of invasion in 1804: canals, coastal forts and cartography of southeast England

10.30-11.00  COFFEE

11.00-11.30  Danny Harrelson (Engineer Research Development Center, US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, USA)
Geologic influence of the Great River Raft on the Red River Campaign of the American Civil War

11.30-12.00  Peter Doyle (Visiting Professor of Geology, University College London, UK)
Geology and military mining: Gallipoli and the Western Front, 1915-1918

12.00-12.30  Dierk Willig (Head of Geology, Hydrology & Geophysics, Bundeswehr Geoinformation Centre, Germany)
German militarymining and military geology on the Eastern Front in the Great War

12.30-13.30  LUNCH BREAK (to include HOGG AGM) sandwich lunch provided in Lower Library

13.30-14.00  Ted Rose (Honorary Research Fellow in Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
Quarrying Companies Royal Engineers: a geology-related innovation stimulated by World War

14.00-14.30  Hermann Häusler (Professor of Geosciences, University of Vienna & Colonel, Reserve Army, Austria)
The northern Atlantic Wall: German engineering geology work in Norway during World War II

14.30-15.00  Florian Malm (Bundeswehr Geoinformation Centre, Germany)
One hundred years of cross-country mobility prediction for military purposes

15.00-15.30  Paul Nathanail (Professor of Engineering Geology, University of Nottingham, UK)
The impact of the Military Engineering Experimental Establishment (M.E.X.E.) approach to terrain evaluation

15.30-16.00  TEA

16.00-16.30  Eddie Bromhead (retired Professor of Engineering Geology, University of Kingston, UK)
The landslip-damaged Roman era fort at Lympne, Kent 

16.30-17.00  Deodato Tapete (British Geological Survey, Keyworth, UK)
Coastal processes that have led to the loss of sites of British military heritage

17.00-17.30  Sandy Mackay (ALYSJ joint venture, Doha, Qatar)
Engineering geological considerations for the ‘Old’ Beacon Railway Tunnel, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: a route denied to the invading Japanese in World War II

17.30-17.35  Concluding remarks