11th ICMG Schedule and Program

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Conference Agenda

Sunday, June 14

18:00 - 21:00 O’Callaghans Hotel: Registration and Icebreaker Reception (Hors d'oeurves/light appetizers/no host bar) (174 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401) 
   

Monday, June 15 (Rm 103 Rickover Hall)

08:00 - 08:45 Registration
08:45 - 08:45 Opening Session - Welcome by the ICMG Committee
Session I - International Secuity: Boards to Natural Resources (Chair: Chris Gellasch)
09:00 - 09:30 Alexander K. Stewart - U.S. Army “Resource Development Teams”:  a need for improving future counterinsurgency efforts in developing nations. 
09:30 - 10:00 Sorchaa Diskin - Forensic Geology – The Application of Geochemical Techniques to Materials Provenance Problems
10:00 - 10:30 Douglas Batson - Megacities and U.S. National Security    
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee/Tea Break and Poster Session
Session II - Terrain and Military Activities (Chair: Drew Craig)
11:00 - 11:30  Jason E. Strakes - Terrain Types and Military Operations in Developing Regions: A Model for Professional Applications
11:30 - 12:00 Joel Roskin - Research Proposal — Analyzing the Past and Current Roles of Terrain and Terrain Analysis on Military Operations
12:00 - 12:30 Sally Shoop - Remote Terrain Assessment for Rapid Deployment in Austere Environments
12:30 - 14:00  Lunch - Box Lunch (NA Catering)
Session III - Military History 1 (Chair: Stephen W. Henderson)
14:00 - 14:30  Edward P. F. Rose - The Battle of Waterloo: Some Geological Reflections to Mark the Bicentenary
14:30 - 15:00  William J. Heidner - The U.S. Army Camel Corps: An Experiment in Transportation Solutions
15:00 - 15:30  Kurt Schroder - The Navies of the Century of Peace (1815-1914): Major Power Navies in a Century of Rapid Technological Change
15:30 - 16:30  Coffee/Tea Break and Poster Session
Dinner at Roedown Farms
16:45 - 17:15  Travel to Roedown Farms
17:15 - 20:30  Tour of Roedown Farms, Hosted Dinner
20:30 - 21:00  Return to O'Callaghan Annapolis Hotel

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Session IV - Military Geoscience and Applications 1 (Chair: Peter Guth)
08:30 - 09:00 Maj Drew. G. Craig - Strategic Geospheric Engineering
09:00 - 09:30 Mark H. Bulmer - Integrating Geology into Infrastructure Assessment
09:30 - 10:00 HAP Smit - Military Environmental Literacy in the South African Army
10:00 - 10:30 Goran Kniewald - Monitoring programs for chemical weapons disposed in European waters
10:30 - 11:00 Break/Posters
Session V -  Military Geoscience and Applications  2 Chair: Marko Bulmer
11:00 - 11:30  Susan Frankenstein - Comparison of Soil Moisture Sources on Soil Strength and Resulting Mobility Predictions
11:30 - 12:00 Don Sabol - Soil Geotechnical Characterization of Desert Surfaces for Testing Ground Robotics
12:00 - 12:30 Thomas J. Mack - Passive Seismic Survey of Sediment Thickness, Dasht-e-Nawar Basin, Eastern Afghanistan
12:30 - 12:45 Walk to City Pier
12:45 - 14:45 Lunch and Ship Tour - Box lunch (JJs Sandwich) at City Pier, Visit to Hermione (exact replica of General Lafayette’s late 18th-century French Navy frigate)
14:45 - 15:00 Walk to NA
15:00 - 17:00 Walking tour of NA - Guided tour of the Naval Academy
18:00 - 21:00 Hosted Dinner - Academy Club (No denims/jeans)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

08:00 Bus to Antietam - Depart from O'Callaghan Annapolis Hotel
10:00 - 17:00 Tour of Antietam - Military geology tour of the battlefield:  Guides: Bob Whisonant and Judi Ehlen. Box lunch provided. 
17:00 De[art park at 17:00
17:30 - 19:00 Group Dinner - Brewer’s Alley Restaurant & Brewery, Frederick, MD (No-host)
19:00 - 20:30 Bus to OC/SJ

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Session VI - International Security: Borders to Natural Resources (Chair: Chris Gellasch)
08:30 - 09:00 Mark H. Bulmer - Changes in the Physical Operating Environment: Implications for UK Military over the next Ten Years
09:00 - 09:30 Sorcha Diskin - OKACOM, its Role in Preventing War over Water in Southern Africa
09:30 - 10:00 Maj Drew. G. Craig - Silver Bullets and the Paradox of Plenty: Natural Resource Development in Afghanistan
10:00 - 10:30 Francis A. Galgano - A Quantitative Assessment of Environmentally Triggered Conflict: The Environmental Security Index
10:30 - 10:45 Break/Posters
Session VII - Military History 2 (Chair: Kurt Schroeder)
10:45 - 11:15 Edward P. F. Rose - Infrastructure for Atlantic convoys of World War II: work by Quarrying Companies Royal Engineers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Faroe Islands
11:15 - 11:45 Stephen W Henderson - American Coastal Defense Third System Forts: How geomorphology dictated placement and influenced history
11:45 - 13:20 Lunch at O'Callaghan Annapolis Hotel
13:30 - 14:15 Bus to Ft McHenry - Pick-up: In front O'Callaghan Annapolis Hotel
14:15 - 17:15 Tour Ft McHenry - NPS Ranger tour at 1500
17:15 - 17:30  Bus to Baltimore Inner Harbor
17:30 - 20:30 Inner Harbor - Dinner: Open, no group reservations.  Optional:  Visit Historic Ships of Baltimore
20:30 - 21:15 Bus to OC/SJ Arrival to O'Callaghan Annapolis Hotel/St Johns

Friday, June 19, 2015

Session VIII - Military Terrain and Geospatial Analysis
08:30 - 09:00 Joel Roskin - Geographic Influences on the Development of Clandestine Smuggling Tunnels between Sinai (Egypt) and Rafah (Gaza Strip) and Terror-Guerilla Tunnels between the Gaza Strip and Israel
09:00 - 09:30 Netra Regmi Mapping Soil-Landscape Relations in Barry M. Goldwater Range West, Yuma, Az
09:30 - 10:00 Eric McDonald Predicting Dust Emission Impacts to Military Activities Using Soil-Landscape Models
10:00 - 10:30 Break/Posters
10:30 - 11:00 Jacques Bezuidenhout The Implementation of a Transportable and Robust Radio-element Mapping System
11:00 - 11:30 Peter Guth Terrain analysis in your pocket: using a tablet or smartphone
11:30 - 12:00 Jacques Bezuidenhout, Hennie Smit Proposed 2017 ICMG: South Africa Discussion
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch - NA Drydock Restaurant
Session IX - Panel Discussion: Future of Military Geosciences (Chair: Ted Rose)
13:15 - 16:00 Panel Discussion: Future of Military Geosciences
  An open panel discussion will be held during the afternoon of Friday the 19th regarding future trends and research areas of interest in military geosciences. Committee and Technical Session chairs will track important topics and discussion points during the conference. The panel will lead discussions of key topics identified throughout the conference. The conference committee will collate and summarize discussion topics with results being presented in a technical paper that will be included with the published proceedings.
16:00 - 16:30 Closing Session Comments by ICMG Committee
16:30 - 17:00 End of Conference
17:30 - 19:30 Closing Reception: No-Host bar at O'Callaghans Annapolis Hotel
   

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