8th International Symposium on Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, Victoria, B.C., May 7-9, 2018

Welcome to the 8th International Symposium on Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences. The symposium will be held on Vancouver Island on Canada’s stunning west coast on 7-9 May 2018. The meeting will occur at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort in beatutiful downtown Victoria, the province’s capital. On the west coast we are surrounded by an abundance of examples of landslides, both onshore and offshore, with mountainous terrain, inherent seismicity and glacial history.


Canadian Geotechnical Society

The Canadian Geotechnical Society provides professional developmentopportunities to members across Canada and in other countries. Members work in industry, in government, in construction and in universities.  They can be engineers or geoscientists - the Society is associated with the Engineering Institute of Canada and the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences.

Canadian Geotechnical Journal

The Canadian Geotechnical Journal has been published since 1963, and is a monthly technical journal that features articles, notes, and discussions related to new developments in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering, and applied sciences.

Canadian Society for Civil Engineers

The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) is a learned society intended to develop and maintain high standards of civil engineering practice in Canada and to enhance the public image of the civil engineering profession.

Geotechnical Society of Edmonton

The Geotechnical Society of Edmonton, Alberta was registered as an independent Society on February 5, 1969. It is one of the oldest geotechnical groups in Canada. Read more about the society at their official website.

Calgary Geotechnical Society

The Calgary Geotechnical Society is a local section of the Canadian Geotechnical Society providing opportunities for continuing professional development for geotechnical engineers/engineering geologists in the Calgary, Alberta area.

Tunnelling Association of Canada

The Tunnelling Association of Canada (TAC) has the objective of promoting and advancing Canadian tunnelling and underground excavation technologies, as well as safe design, construction, and maintenance.  As well, TAC facilitates the exchange of information on related activities and technical developments.

Canadian Dam Association

The Canadian Dam Safety Association (CDSA) was founded in 1989 to advance the implementation of practice to ensure the safe operation of dams in Canada.  In 1997, the CDSA amalgamated with the Canadian National Committee of Large Dams (CANCOLD) to form the Canadian Dam Association (CDA).   The association provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences in the fields of dam safety, public safety, and protection of the environment.

Geologic Survey of Canada - Pacific Division

The GSC Pacific Division provides numerous services, including research to establish earthquake hazard zonation for Canada.  Furthermore, the GSC continues to contribute to mapping compilation projects throughout Canada.

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute - BC Chapter

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute – British Columbia Chapter is dedicated to reducing the earthquake risk in British Columbia, Canada, by advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering, by improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political and cultural environment and by advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.

American Society of Civil Engineers - Seattle Section Geotechnical Group

The Geotechnical Group is active in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, promoting the professional development of the local geotechnical community.