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Scientific Programme

18 June – Sunday

18:00 WELCOME FUNCTION + REGISTRATION – STIAS

19 June – Monday

08:30 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 10:30 Opening

Welcoming.
Prof Sam Tshehla, Dean of Faculty of Military Science

Organisers address.
Hennie Smit and Jacques Bezuidenhout

 History of the IAMG.
Edward Rose, President of the IAMG

 Keynote address.
Mike Meadows

10:30 – 11:00 Tea

11:00 – 12:30 Academic program

Military Environmental Management (Chair: Eric McDonald)

Environmental impact of military operations: Contamination by toxic trace metals during the 1991-95 war in Croatia.
Goran Kniewald

Monitoring the Implementation of Environmental Management in the Defence: A Comparative Analysis of two SANDF Military Installations.
Hezekiel Bheki Magagula

Airborne Assault on Corregidor: A study in Weather, Terrain, and Cultural Landscapes.
Andrew Lohman

A spatial decision support system implemented as military integrated environmental management (MIEM) tool.
Jan Marx

Spatial effects and environmental upshot caused by terrorism: a case of Boko Haram in Nigeria.
Emmanuel Tolulope Busayo

12:30 – 14:00 LUNCH

14:00 Academic Program

Panel: The influence of climate and terrain on military operations in Africa.
(Chair: Hermann Häusler)

The four environments for warfare and politics in Southern Africa.
Ian van der Waag

Geomorphological factors in battlefield engagements during the Second Anglo-Boer War (1899–1902).
Jasper Knight

‘Water-Controlled Strategy’: War, South African Forces and Water Supply in East and North Africa, 1940-1945.
Fankie Monama

A historical analysis of the influence of climate and terrain on the South African operations in East Africa, 1940-1941.
Evert Kleynhans

Desert Warfare, 1940-1943: Pinnacle of the Art of Manoeuvre.
David Katz

16:00 Tea

16:00 – 17:00 Poster session

18:00 WINE TASTING AND SNACKS (KOELENHOF WINE CELLAR)

20 June – Tuesday

09:00 – 10:40 Academic program

Military Geology (Chair: Alexander Stewart)

Napoleon’s victory: Battlefield Geology of Jena and Auerstedt (1806).
Gerhard Bachmann

The effect of geology and topography on the control of East Tennessee and Knoxville during the Civil War.
Stephen Henderson

The influence of the underlying geology on the Second World War naval defences of Saldanha Bay.
Jacques Bezuidenhout

The impact of 42nd Geological Section, South African Engineer Corps, on British military geology during the Second World War.
Edward Rose

10:40 – 11:10 Tea

11:10 – 13:00 Academic program

Physical Military Geoscience: (Chair: Andy Lohman)

Combining GIS, trenches maps and LiDAR for WWI landscapes in Champagne (France).
Pierre Taborelli

Castles in the Clouds: Lidar for Historical Study and Contemporary Terrain Analysis.
Peter Guth

Prediction of surface soil texture using Landsat 8 data.
Babalwa Mtshawu

Geologic investigation of cleared circle features at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground: Balancing protection of cultural resources and supporting military activities in the desert southwest of the United States.
Eric McDonald

13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH

14:00 – 16:00 Academic program

Historical Military Geoscience: (Chair: Goran Kniewald)

„Wehrgeologenstelle 12“– Rommel’s Military Geology Team in North Africa 1941-43.
Hermann Häusler

 Tunnelling Companies Royal Engineers in the Second World War: Units whose formation benefited from some South African geoscience impact.
Edward Rose

The Cuvelai Basin and its impact on the operations of the warring parties in the 1966 ‑ 1989 War.
Loide Shaamhula

Military Cartography of the First World War: the Italian/Austro-Hungarian front. A Collection rediscovered at the State Archives of Florence (Italy).
Aldino Bondesan

Wasted geography: The British annexation of the Cape in 1795.
Hennie Smit

16:00 – 16:30 Tea

16:30 – 17:30 AGM (Chair: Edward Rose)

17:30 EVENING OFF TO EXPLORE STELLENBOSCH

21 June – Wednesday

08:00 NO ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: TOUR AROUND CAPE PENINSULA AND CAPE TOWN. NO HOST DINNER AT THE WATERFRONT, CAPE TOWN.

22 June – Thursday

09:00 – 10:40 Academic program

Open Session (Chair: Steven Henderson)

Geological Considerations of Tunneling around Mosul, Nineveh, Iraq.
Mark Bulmer

Africa’s Maritime Domain.
Mark Blaine

Small wars doctrine, a smoke screen? Word-use analyses reveals disconnects between policy, practice and need.
Alexander Stewart

South African Army Mobility Model Past and Future Challenges.
David Reinecke

10:40 – 11:10 Tea

11:10 – 13:00 Academic program

Military Archaeology and Heritage (Chair: Jean Martin)

The status of heritage tourism in the Free State – a case study of battlefields tourism in Kimberley, South Africa.
Clinton van der Merwe

Roman Military Architecture at Antiochia Hippos of the Decapolis: A Regional Case Study of Poliorketics during the Pax Romana.
Michael Eisenberg

Conserving battlefield archaeology and heritage: evidence from Anglo-Boer War sites in South Africa.
Jasper Knight

The Ice City. An Underground Site inside the Marmolada Glacier along the Italian/Austro-Hungarian Frontline (World War I, Italian Alps).
Aldino Bondesan

13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH

14:00 AFTERNOON FREE

18:00 CONFERENCE DINNER

23 June – Friday

09:00 – 10:40 Academic program

Military Mapping (Chair: Aldino Bondesan)

 Crude techniques, promising results: map analysis and field work around Vimy Ridge, France.
Jean Martin

Geological-Geotechnical characterization for risk assessment: Mapping of risks and geo-hazards.
Mário Pires

„Sonderkommando Dora“– Special Military Geoscientific Unit of the German Counter-Intelligence Service in North Africa 1942.
Hermann Häusler

Going Beyond the Map – The Future for Geo in Defence.
James Prain

10:40 – 11:10 Tea

11:10 – 13:00 Academic program

Open and Student panel (Chair: Peter Guth)

Environmental Degradation in the Al-Qayyara Oil Field, Nineveh, Iraq.
Mark Bulmer

The Union Defence Force operations in German East Africa during the Great War: an analysis of the battlespace.
Nicholas de Wet

The influence of geographic factors on the distribution of natural radionuclides on Baviaansberg in the Saldanha Bay military area.
Alwyn Geyser

A GIS analysis of deployment sites for short range mobile radar systems in defence of Saldanha Bay.
Tseko Ramotsie

13:00 CLOSING LUNCH

 

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