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The Geotechnical Society of Ireland is for members of Engineers Ireland with an interest in geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, soil and rock mechanics, ground investigations, the geosynthetics industry and general civil engineering.

The Register of Ground Engineering Professionals (RoGEP) provides external stakeholders, including clients and other professionals, with a means to identify individuals who are suitably qualified and competent in ground engineering.

Chartered Engineers are eligible to apply to join the Register. Joining the register could benefit your career prospects by showing you have specialist ground engineering competences as defined by a growing list of engineering codes and standards. Apply here today.

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Keeping one step ahead of earthquakes

While accurately predicting earthquakes is in the realm of science fiction, early warning systems are very much a reality. As advances in research and technology make these systems increasingly effective, they’re vital to reducing an earthquake’s human, social and economic toll.

Why we must embrace geoengineering and other technologies to stop the climate crisis

Some scientists say an engineered climate recovery must be taken seriously, with aggressive and deliberate management strategies put in place, writes Jaqueline McLeod Rogers of the University of Winnipeg. We need to cultivate citizen interest and government support for research into the development of large-scale geoengineering projects.

Extremophiles could hold clues for climate change-tackling technologies

Microscopic organisms known as extremophiles inhabit some of the last places on Earth you might expect to find life, from the extreme pressures of the ocean floor to freezing ice caps. Understanding how these microbes survive by interacting with different metals and gases is opening up new knowledge about Earth’s elements and their potential uses.

Unravelling the when, where and how of volcanic eruptions

There are about 1,500 potentially active volcanoes worldwide and about 50 eruptions occur each year. But it is still difficult to predict when and how these eruptions will happen or how they will unfold. Now, new insight into the physical processes inside volcanoes are giving scientists a better understanding of their behaviour, which could help protect the one billion people who live close to volcanoes.

Improving the resilience of Ireland’s rail network: a decision support tool for slope assets

The Irish railway network is supported by earthworks mostly constructed in the late 1800s. These earthwork assets are generally not constructed to modern design standards. When combined with extreme rainfall events, which are becoming increasingly common, they can therefore pose a serious challenge to the safe, reliable running of the railway services. In 2014, Iarnród Éireann/Irish Rail (IÉ) appointed Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), a specialist geotechnical engineering ...

3D geoscience techniques improve understanding of what lies beneath

Geoscience deals with the geology and subsurface of the earth and involves thinking in 3D. Geological maps are 2D efforts to convey 3D renditions of the subsurface that have tended towards cartoon-like conceptual sketches. Insufficient data and inherent complexity is frequently the cause of such poor understanding and representations. However, modern data collection techniques, coupled with powerful computer generated imagery, have greatly improved our ability to convey and better understand ...
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