The 2017 Annual Technical Forum for Geohazards Impacting Transportation will be hosted by Virginia Department of Transportation and sponsored by the Marshall University Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences (CEGAS). The 2017 Forum will include a pre-conference field trip on Tuesday August 15, 2017.
Geohazards Impacting Transportation in Appalachia
The Appalachian states are tied by common geographical and geological challenges. Multi-modal transportation in the Appalachian Region is essential for economic development.
The coalition includes members from Departments of Transportation and State Geological
Surveys from Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee,
Florida, North Carolina, U.S. Geological Survey, the United States Army Corps of Engineers,
CSXT and Norfolk Southern Corporation.
This grassroots organization’s objectives include sharing of resources and information, exchange of methodologies and experiences, and collaboration on geologic projects and research activities.
It is an exciting prospect to work with federal, state and private entities faced with prevention, correction or remediation of similar geologic problems in the Appalachian region.
Sponsored by Marshall University Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences (CEGAS) at Marshall University