As a Research and Training project, DIGA includes a series of scientific events such as training courses, workshops and seminars related to the subject of instabilities and degradation in geomaterials.
This event marks the end of the DIGA project. Partners and Young Researchers will have the possibility to present their accomplishments within the project and assess the overall project achievements.
The LARAM School is an International School on "LAndslide Risk Assessment and Mitigation", founded by the University of Salerno.
The LARAM 2006 School offered lectures by fifteen Lecturers, four of which are also DIGA Scientific Officers (Professors F. Darve, R. Nova, M. Pastor and I. Vardoulakis).
The 17th ALERT-Geomaterials Workshop and Graduate School took place in the centre Paul Langevin in Aussois, France.
During this event, the 3rd-year meeting of DIGA took place.
Powders and Grains is an international scientific conference held every 4 years that brings together engineers and physicists interested in the micromechanics of granular media. The works carried out up to then in the frame of DIGA RTN was presented in this event.
The 7th International Workshop on Bifurcation, Instabilities and Degradation in Geomechanics belongs to a series of International Workshops on "Bifurcation and Instability in Geomechanics", which aim at bringing together the worldwide leading Senior Scientists and Researchers and Young Researchers.
The IW BIDG 05 workshop was co-chaired by Prof. Ioannis Vardoulakis, coordinator of the DIGA project.
The 16th ALERT-Geomaterials Workshop and Graduate School took place in the centre Paul Langevin in Aussois, France.
The 16th ALERT-Geomaterials Graduate School, on the theme of "Failure, Degradation and Instabilities in Geomaterials" was directly linked to the DIGA activities. The school was coordinated by Prof. Ioannis Vardoulakis (coordinator of DIGA) and Prof. Pablo Mira (member of the FUNAB team of DIGA).
During this event, the 2nd-year/Mid-Term Review meeting of DIGA succesfully took place.
The joint international symposium on "Continuous and Discontinuous Modelling of Cohesive Frictional Materials" - CDM 2004 was organised by the research group "Modelling of Cohesive Frictional Materials" supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG), and by the DIGA Research and Training Network. More information is still available on the symposium web page. The symposium flyer can also be downloaded here.
The participation of DIGA RTN to the symposium was coordinated by Fernando-Alonso Marroquin (ICA1, Stuttgart), Francesco Froiio (Universita di Roma "Tor Vergata") and Sotiris Alevizos (NTUA, Athens).
The minisymposium is organised by Felix Darve (INPG), Francois Nicot (CEMAGREF) and Lorenzo Sanavia (Univ. di Padua)
A joint ISSMGE/TC-34 - DIGA International Workshop on "Prediction and Simulation Methods in Geomechanics" was held at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
The 15th ALERT Workshop and Graduate School took place in the centre Paul Langevin in Aussois, France. Members of the DIGA teams gave presentations in both the Workshop and the School.
During this event, the 1st-year meeting of DIGA took place.
For more information about the ALERT workshops and schools visit the ALERT website.
A DIGA sponsored Conference Symposium on "Mechanical Modelling in Natural Hazards" was organized by professors F. Darve and I. Vardoulakis, within the 5th EUROMECH Solid Mechanics Conference. The 5th ESMC is to be held at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, (Thessaloniki, Greece) under the auspices of EUROMECH during 17-22 August, 2003.
DIGA in cooperation with CISM (International Centre for Mechanical Sciences) organized a training course on the topic of "Degradation and Instabilities in Geomaterials", at Udine (Italy), in June 2003.
The course was taught by professors F. Darve , R. Nova, M. Pastor, G. Pijaudier-Cabot and I. Vardoulakis, who are scientific officers for five of the partners in DIGA.
MiDi (Milieux Divisés) is a French research group for the study of Granular Materials. This meeting organized between DIGA and MiDi aims to bring closer physicists interested in granular materials and engineers.
Please visit the MiDi-DIGA joint meeting page for more information.
From October 7 to October 12, 2002, the 14th ALERT Workshop and Graduate School took place in the centre Paul Langevin in Aussois, France. During these events, the DIGA kick-off meeting was held, which marked the beginning of the project activities.