The ninth edition of the International Course on Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring is supported by several organisations.

Members of the following supporters can benefit from a 10% discount on the registration fee as participants.

Select the organisation where you are a member in the ‘Affiliation Discount’ field of the registration form:

Crediti Formativi Professionali

Crediti Formativi Professionali per Ingegneri

Giornata Crediti
2 Maggio: Ice Breaker Field Trip 1 CFP
3 Maggio: Seminario “Il Ruolo del Monitoraggio Geotecnico e Strutturale: Stato dell’Arte e Prospettive Future” 3 CFP
4 Maggio: Master Classes on Monitoring Transportation and Cities 3 CFP
5 Maggio: Master Classes on Monitoring Energy and Resources 3 CFP
6 Maggio: Acuto Field Trip 2 CFP

Crediti Formativi Professionali per Geologi

Giornata Crediti
2 Maggio: Ice Breaker Field Trip 2 CFP
3 Maggio: Seminario “Il Ruolo del Monitoraggio Geotecnico e Strutturale: Stato dell’Arte e Prospettive Future” 4 CFP
4 Maggio: Master Classes on Monitoring Transportation and Cities 7 CFP
5 Maggio: Master Classes on Monitoring Energy and Resources 7 CFP
6 Maggio: Acuto Field Trip 4 CFP

The Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP) was created to support the development of standards, specifications, and best practices concerning the design and implementation of geohazard-related technologies and products; and to support and provide education to the Geohazard Community and those it serves. Manufacturers, engineers, agency personnel, contractors and all others interacting with geohazards design, installation and implementation are invited to join the association and contribute to the achievement of our goals.

Field Monitoring in Geomechanics deals with assessing the performance of engineering structures using instrumentation and other related information. The applications include dams and embankments, structures and foundations, transport infrastructure including tunnels and other underground openings,  open cut and underground mines, natural slopes, land reclamation, repositories for industrial or nuclear waste and offshore structures.

The principal aims of TC220 are:

– To organise specialty conferences, symposiums, workshops and short courses dedicated to the subject of field monitoring in geomechanics. To encourage the involvement of a wide range of geo-professionals in these events.

– To encourage the preparation of keynote lectures, state-of-the-art lectures including on new technologies, general reports for conferences organised by the International Society, regional conferences and conferences organized by Member Societies.

– To promote the inclusion of structural and geotechnical monitoring in universities and at conferences and meetings of other international bodies, thereby encouraging a common culture of learning through field monitoring.

TC220 will provide fora for all of those involved in the use of field instrumentation, such as manufacturers, installers, design consultants and owner/operators, to improve collective knowledge, support decision making and foster a common culture. This will be done mainly through FMGM Symposia and the website, but also by encouraging universities to include monitoring in curricula and by increasing field monitoring content at conferences and meetings of other international bodies.

FMGM is an international symposium held every four years since 1977.  TC220 will ensure that this tradition continues and will encourage ISSMGE members to participate in future FMGM Symposia.

The Italian Association of Applied and Environmental Geology

  • promotes and organises congresses, conferences and other scientific meetings, both of a national and international character;
  • directly constitutes, or participates in, study commissions on general and local problems;
  • provides, upon request, advice to Ministries, Bodies, Committees and Commissions, including those of an interdisciplinary nature;
  • promotes the publication and dissemination of research results of an applied geological and environmental nature.

GEAM stands for “GEorisorse e AMbiente” (georesources and environment): it is a non-profit cultural association founded at Politecnico di Torino in 1964 as “Associazione Mineraria Subalpina” and ever since hosted inside the Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering (DIATI) of the Politecnico. GEAM initiatives target the geoenvironmental and mining engineering field, with particular focus to the interaction and compatibility between fluid, solid and land resources and man-driven activities such as exploitation, excavation and construction.
The Association, which counts about 250 associates, is active on the whole italian territory and entertains relationships and partnerships with affine entities in Italy and abroad.

The Italian National Committee for Large Dams (ITCOLD) is a cultural and scientific association formally established in 1984 with the aim of promoting and facilitating the study of all problems related to dams, their construction and management.

One of the Committee’s founding missions is technical training and the dissemination of technical culture on all aspects relating to the study, design, construction and operation of dams and associated works.

The Committee is a member of the International Commission for Large Dams (ICOLD-CIGB), an organisation set up in Paris in 1928 that brings together more than 100 member states around the world, whose membership was formalised in 1936 with the establishment of the ITCOLD Committee, first under the aegis of the Ministry of Public Works, and then from 1984 as a private non-profit association.

The Committee represents a forum of academic and university interest where all issues relating to the construction, maintenance and decommissioning of large dams, and all related topics, can be examined and discussed in an informed manner.

The Italian Galleries Society was founded in 1974 and it is an association with open cultural purposes that takes care of the promotion, coordination and dissemination of studies and research in the field of tunnels and large underground works. Its activity is aimed at organizing conferences, congresses, courses, technical visits on the main underground works sites in Italy and abroad, as well as the printing of technical-scientific publications and the coordination of the participation of members in international conferences.

SIG is one of the members of the International Tunneling Association (ITA) and actively participates in the ITA-AITES (WG) working groups to share skills and technical-scientific know-how.

SIG currently has around 800 members, representing public authority and research organizations, general contractors, industrial construction companies, as well as engineering firms, consultants and universities.

The group of SIG Young Members, founded in 2016, currently consists of 130 members and contributes to building a professional network in which young professionals can develop knowledge and raise awareness in the tunneling industry.

The SIG brings together all the different spheres of Tunneling in Italy, effectively constituting a point of reference in terms of promoting dialogue, sharing knowledge and professional training for the entire sector.

With ITA,  SIG organized the World Tunnel Congress in Naples in 2019″Tunnels and Underground Cities: Engineering and Innovation meet Archeology, Architecture and Art” which saw the participation of 2500 technicians from over 60 countries with a strong under 35 component. The memories transmitted to the proceedings of the congress, of which over 180 full presentations and 500 e-poster presentations, made it possible to promote knowledge and dialogue between international excellences.

SIG is also Sponsor of the II level Masters in Tunneling and Underground Construction, at the Politecnico in Torino and the Politecnico  in Milano, and in Geotechnics applied to infrastructures, at the Sapienza University of Rome and the Federico II University of Naples.

SIG is the Editor of the magazine “Gallerie e Grandi Oprere Sotterranee” which all members receive free of charge every four months and which has reached the 137th edition.

The Magazine reports technical-scientific articles regarding research activities, technological developments and case studies relating to underground works and underground infrastructures, as well as a series of update columns (in-depth articles, news on works / tenders, news from IT , reports of the Technical Visits of the Italian Gallery Society, etc.).

The Italian Geotechnical Association was founded in Milan on December 19, 1947, by a group of scholars, university professors, well-known professionals, and entrepreneurs in the civil engineering sector. The association’s main purpose has always been to promote geotechnical culture in the scientific and professional fields. The association has constantly increased its membership, currently totaling around 650, including 28 collective members. To achieve its statutory purpose, the association has been actively involved in drafting guidelines and recommendations and organizing national and international conferences, study days, courses, and seminars on various aspects of geotechnics. These include soil mechanics, rock mechanics and engineering, site and laboratory investigations, foundation engineering, earthworks, underground constructions, soil and rock consolidation and improvement, retaining structures, engineering problems related to soil-structure interaction, environmental geotechnics (such as landfills and contaminated sites), hydrogeological risk mitigation, slope stability, geosynthetic applications, and geotechnical aspects of seismic engineering. The association holds a traditional triennial National Geotechnical Conference, with high-quality scientific and technical general reports, panel reports, and roundtables. The conference provides an opportunity to discuss a theme related to geotechnical engineering. The AGI has also organized successful international scientific events such as symposiums, conferences, and workshops. Finally, the AGI has instituted an annual conference named after Arrigo Croce, a prominent scholar and the first Italian professor of Geotechnics, which aims to bridge the gap between research advances and established design and construction practices.

The National Council of Italian Engineers (CNI) is the institutional national body representing the professional category of the Italian engineers.

CNI is a non-economic public institution, established in 1944 and placed under the supervision of the Ministry of Justice that monitors the professions and controls the adoption of the provided regulations.

The institutional commitment of CNI includes, among others, following tasks:

  • to express opinions concerning decisions made by the Disciplinary Committees of each local Register of Engineers relevant to appeals and complaints;
  • to issue legal opinions, on behalf of the Ministry of Justice, concerning legislative or regulation proposals about the profession of engineer;
  • to act as advisory body towards the Governmental, Institutional and Supervisory Authorities, which deal with the profession of engineer. CNI plays a significant role in: promoting, developing and safeguarding the figure of the Engineer in the society;
  • providing the Continuing Professional Development and ensuring the quality of the professional performances. Activities and objectives of CNI give high importance to the following topics: safety and security of people and goods, environment protection, safeguarding of the natural resources, sustainable development, scientific and technological progress, and enhancement of the intellectual work.

ASITA is the Federation of Scientific Associations for Territorial and Environmental Information.

The four scientific Associations composing the ASITA Federation operating in Italy, each with its own specific nature, in the fields of acquisition, processing, management and representation of the geographic information, are:

  • SIFET – Società Italiana di Topografia e Fotogrammetria, representing ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) for Italy
  • AIC – Associazione Italiana di Cartografia representing ICA (International Cartographic Association) for Italy
  • AIT – Associazione Italiana di Telerilevamento, since 1996 Associate Member of ISPRS
  • AM/FM/GIS Italia – Automated Mapping/Facilities Management/ Geographic Information Systems/Italia, representing EUROGI (European Umbrella for Geographic Information) for Italy

The National Council of Geologists is the institutional representation body on the national level of the interests of the professional category of geologists.

The Council, by specific legislative provision, is a public law body supervised by the Ministry of Justice.

The institutional tasks of the CNG include, among others: the role of second degree judiciary in appeals and complaints by members against the decisions of the Councils of the Order; the expression of opinions, at the request of the Ministry of Justice, on proposals for laws and regulations concerning the profession; the function of government referent in professional matters.

The National Council of Geologists plays a role of primary importance in promoting, developing and enhancing the role of the geologist in order to increase its impact in the society in which it operates and is committed to pursuing growth objectives of the profession at the service of the community and an ever greater recognition , on the part of political and social forces, of the driving role of the geologist in the processes of evolution and change.

ENG IAEG Brief Description

The IAEG Italian Group is part of the International Association for Engineering Geology and Environment, an international scientific association with more than 5,200 associated members and 59 National Groups, founded in 1964 and affiliated to the “International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)”.

The IAEG promotes the advancements of engineering geology through scientific research and technological activities, improves and refines the teaching and learning of engineering geology, and encourages the collection, evaluation and dissemination of the results of engineering geology activity carried out at international level.

The Association will be the world leader in the exchange of knowledge on roads and road transport policy and practices within an integrated sustainable transport context.

PIARC exists to serve all its members by:

  • being a leading international forum for analysis and discussion of the full spectrum of transport issues, related to roads and road transport,
  • identifying, developing and disseminating best practice and giving better access to international information,
  • fully considering within its activities the needs of developing countries and countries in transition,
  • developing and promoting efficient tools for decision making on matters related to roads and road transport.

PIARC’s values are:

  • to provide universal quality service to its members,
  • to be open, objective and impartial,
  • to promote sustainable and sound economic solutions,
  • to recognize road transport in an integrated transport and land use context,
  • to be customer driven,
  • to respect the differing international road transport needs.

Since 1986, AIT’s primary objective has been the development and dissemination of remote sensing through actions aimed at:

· bringing together people interested in research, development and application of remote sensing methods and techniques;

· promoting the exchange of knowledge and scientific and technical collaboration among members;

· promoting, supporting and coordinating initiatives to develop and apply methods and technologies in Italy and Europe, including organizing congresses, study conferences, conferences, working groups, national and international thematic courses;

· representing and promoting scientific and cultural interests in remote sensing for national and international entities, agencies, companies and similar associations.



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