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New edition TechTalks050, June 1: Beneath the southern ring road

17 May 2021

The CIT, together with the Forum Groningen, is organizing a new edition of TechTalks050 about the southern ring road that cuts partly through the Hondsrug. This is an old and complex landscape from a geological point of view. The techtalk is for anyone interested in geological information technology and the technologies used in the construction of Ring South.

  • When: Tuesday, June 1 2021 | 20:00 - 21:45
  • Speakers: Erik Meijles (UG) and Jeroen Reessink (Aanpak Ring Zuid)
  • Host: Rianne van Diedenhoven (5Groningen)
  • Language: Dutch spoken

The techtalks can be followed via a free online livestream on the Forum Groningen platform. Registration is not necessary. During the evening, there will be ample opportunity for interaction and asking questions during the Q&A and panel discussion.

Beneath the southern ring road

Part of the southern ring road around Groningen will be constructed below surface level. This section cuts right through the Hondsrug, a sand ridge that was formed during the Penultimate Ice Age, making it an old and complex landscape from a geological point of view. Various types of soil, from boulders to sandbanks and clay deposits, can be found here. But most are not visible on the surface. Which IT and other technologies do researchers use to map this substrate and what do they learn?

About the speakers

Erik Meijles

Erik Meijles is a researcher at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences of the University of Groningen and is an expert on the shallow subsurface. He explains and shows the options offered by geological information technology.

Jeroen Reessink

In his role as cluster manager for the southern ring road project, Jeroen Reessink is closely involved in the construction of the Verdiepte Ligging. He talks about the technologies that are used for the safe and controlled realization of this 1.2 km long construction that cuts straight through the city and the Hondsrug.

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