In the last informal meeting of the ISRM European National groups, Charlie Li form Norway suggested the organization of European Rock Mechanics Debates aiming at stimulating communication among academics and practitioners of rock mechanics and rock engineering in Europe. Based on this suggestion, with the support of the ISRM president, Resat Ulusay, and with the help of the Secretariat in Lisbon, an ad-hoc committe formed by Charlie Li, Philippe Vaskou and myself, has organized the first of these debates to be held next Wednesday, 27th October, at 15:00 CEST (13:00 GMT).
The title of the debate is "Using Hydraulic Fracturing to measure in situ stresses", it will feature the participation of Gerd Klee form Germany and Arne Marius Raaen form Norway and will be chaired by Philippe Vaskou form France. A flyer with the contents and indicative rules of this debate can be downloaded here. In this flyer you will find the Zoom link to join the meeting (maximum of 100 participants) and the ISRM YouTube channel link, where it will be broadcast.
Leandro R. Alejano
ISRM VP for Europe