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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2016 Vol.17 No.7 P.497-501

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.A160gege


Trend setting research in “blue” and “green” directions


Author(s):  Charles W.W. Ng

Affiliation(s):  Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

Corresponding email(s):   cecwwng@ust.hk

Key Words:  Geo-environment, Geo-energy, 13th Five-Year Plan, International conference


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Abstract: 
Energy, climate change, and waste management are among the crucial global challenges of the 21st century. Following collaboration among researchers and engineers in geotechnical and environmental engineering since the 1980s, a new discipline called geo-environmental engineering has been established with the aim of addressing problems such as waste disposal and the cleaning up of contaminated sites. In more recent years, due to increasing energy demands and depleting natural resources, geotechnics have started to play a major role in the exploration of new forms of energy such as shale gas and methane hydrate, and in energy conservation. This has given birth to a new branch of geotechnical engineering known as geo-energy.

引领"蓝绿"学科的前瞻性研究

概要:中国自然科学基金委员在2016年6月14日正式发布的《国家自然科学基金"十三五"发展规划》中明确指出,未来5年,基金委将重点支持与"绿色"(以环保为代表)和"蓝色"(以海洋、能源能为代表)相关的交叉学科研究。由于岩土地基是大多数环保和能源相关活动(如城市废弃物的填埋和覆盖、液岩气和海底天然气水合物的安全开采)的最终承载者,岩土工程师和环保、能源相关领域的学者在过去的30年里紧密合作,以应对人类在这两大领域所面对的严峻挑战,同时也催生了两个重要的交叉学科,即环境岩土和能源岩土。可以预见,随着环境污染和能源短缺等问题的日益凸显,针对环境岩土和能源岩土的深入研究显得愈发重要。以此为背景,香港科技大学主办了"第一届环境岩土和能源岩土国际会议(GeGe2015)",旨在提供一个交流平台,分享探讨以岩土工程科学问题为载体的环境、能源相关领域的最新研究进展和发展趋势。此次会议由浙江大学、河海大学、重庆大学和瑞士洛桑联邦理工大学(EPFL)协办,并得到了香港岩土工程学会、香港工程师协会岩土分会以及国际土力学与岩土工程协会下属两大技术委员会(TC215环境岩土和TC308能源岩土)的联合支持。参会人员包括多位外籍院士、"朗肯"讲座人、"太沙基"讲座人以及环境岩土和能源岩土领域的国内外优秀学者。为了分享此次国际会议的成果,会务组筛选了部分优秀的会议论文摘要,并邀请相关作者撰写成全文。经过国际同行专家的评审,最终8篇文章入选本期特刊。第二届和第三届环境岩土和能源岩土国际会议(GeGe2017和GeGe2019)将分别在浙江大学和瑞士洛桑联邦理工大学举行,继续探讨相关领域的突破性进展,为世界的可持续发展提供科技支撑。
关键词:十三五规划;"蓝绿"学科;环境岩土;能源岩土;国际会议

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