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HKRG Past Meeting Resources

Resources from past events organised by the Hong Kong Regional Group can be found below. 

If there is an event you would like details for, or questions about any past meeting resources that we can make available, please email us.

Previous Meeting Resources 2016 - 2017 

Investigation of the May 2016 Landslide in Sai Kung East Country Park – Some Lessons Learnt for Engineering Geologists

SteveDate: 30 October 2019

Speaker: Steven Williamson

Steven Williamson talked about the methodology, findings, challenges and lessons learnt from the study of the landslide.



Visit to Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel

Date: 21 September 2019

Speakers: Kevin Lo and Jonathan Yan

Kevin Lo and Jonathan Yan introduced the Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel (TKO-LT Tunnel) project, the site geology, as well as the engineering geological input. Special thanks go to AECOM for their assistance throughout the site visit.




Core Logging Workshop

Core Logging CourseDate: 7 September 2019

Speakers: Kan Tam, Edison Tse, Michael Lai and Vivian Wong

The aim of this workshop to enhance the techniques and knowledge of practitioners on core logging in accordance with Geoguide. Special thanks must go to Fugro Geotechnical Services Limited, Hong Kong Geological Survey, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong for their support.

Core Logging CourseDownload:


A New Generation of Handheld Laser Scanning for Geotechnical Studies

KinDate: 4 September 2019

Speaker: WK Leung

Mr. WK Leung introduced the underlying principles of handheld laser scanning, the recent advancements in the techniques and the potential applications for geotechnical and engineering geology studies. 



Geoscience Manpower Resource Forum

Date: 28 August 2019

Over 70 participants attended the Geoscience Manpower Resource Forum organised by the HKRG. The aim is to bring together stakeholders from academia, private sector, government, the professional and learned organisations to discuss education, training and professional development to better serve Hong Kong.


Seminar on Cone Penetration Testing

CPTDate: 27 July 2019

Speakers: Ernst Wassenaar and William Bond 

Mr. Ernst Wassenaar and Mr. William Bond gave an excellent talk for the HKRG. The objective of the seminar is to familiarize the participants with the CPT in the widest sense, from the equipment, the theory and use in geotechnical practice, to the data obtained.



Young Fellow Evening Talks

DidiDesmondDate: 10 July 2019

Speakers: Didi Mak and Desmond Cheung

We are delighted to have Ms. Didi Mak and Mr. Desmond Cheung to deliver their knowledge and experience on “A New Approach to Model the Ground” and “Introduction to Research Career”.



Boat Trip to Fung Wong Wat, Tang Chau, and Che Lei Pai

Date: 30 June 2019

Leader: Prof. LS Chan

The boat trip visited a number of interesting geological stops along the Tolo Channel. Special thanks go to Prof. Chan and the participants.

Boat Trip

Geotechnical Applications of Photogrammetry and LiDAR: Opportunities and Practical Constraints

AndyDate: 25 June 2019

Speaker: Andy Hansen

Andy Hansen discussed 2 case studies in HK and UAE with HKRG fellows. He is interested in the application of photogrammetric and GIS systems to solving geotechnical and Earth Science problems.



Petroglyphs, Unconformities & Climate Change

SteveDate: 4 June 2019

Speaker: Steve Hencher

HKRG warmly welcomes Prof. Steve Hencher again, to give a presentation on his recent studies. Steve is Emeritus Professor of Engineering Geology at the University of Leeds and Honorary Professor at Hong Kong University.  He spent 15 years working in Hong Kong; five with the Geotechnical Control Office and ten as Head of Geotechnics in Halcrow.



John Talbot's Visit

Date: 22 to 23 May 2019

John Talbot, the Vice President of Chartership, visited Hong Kong. He arranged a Chartership workshop for early career geoscientists and a seminar for Sponsors and Scrutineers. Both evenings commenced with short presentations, followed by an extensive discussion and a general Q&A session. 


Annual General Meeting

Date: 22 February 2019

New committee members are elected for 2018/19 session:

Chair: Kevin Styles
Secretary: Trudy Kwong
Treasurer: Samson Leung

Ordinary Committee members: Ada Chan, Dennis Wong, Desmond Cheung, Geoffrey Pook, Jesse Tam, Kan Tam, Stephen Ng & Xavier Shum

HKRG Annual Dinner 2019

Date: 25 January 2019

Speaker: Dr. Richard Hughes

Over 100 Fellows of the Geological Society had celebrated another successful year for the Hong Kong Regional Group on 25 January 2019. The occasion was marked by a Chinese banquet at the Craigengower Cricket Club, where we were very fortunate to be joined by our guest Dr. Richard Hughes.

Dr. Richard Hughes shared his view on “The Role of Learned Societies and Professional Bodies in the 21st Century”. In addition to the talk, the other highlight includes our traditional “Living Geology” pub quiz.

This year we have 8 companies sponsoring corporate tables, namely Arcadis, Arup, Dragages, Fugro, Gammon, HKU DES, Lam Geotechnics, and Mott MacDonald.

Annual Dinner

Winners of the pub quiz

A Geological Model for Offshore Tin Placers

Date: 12 December 2018

Speaker: Prof. Wyss Yim

Prof. Yim talked about his geological model of offshore tin placers based on multiple geological factors including global sea-level history in the northeastern Tasmanian tin field. He also reported the GSL conference ‘Marine Minerals: A new resource for the 21st century?’ held at late October 2018 in Burlington House.

A Christmas Gathering was held after the seminar among fellows, students, and professionals.

Prof Yim

HKRG Networking

KevinDate: 26 November 2018
This event aims at providing social networking for the HKRG. Mr Kevin Lo from GEO talked about his geological mapping project “The Geology of the Sandy Ridge Area, Northern New Territories”. The recent findings provide new insights into the structural history of the northern New Territories.

Beach System Response to Extreme Weather Events

ChiuDate: 23 November 2018

Speaker: Dr. Hon Chim Chiu

Dr. Chiu talked about the response and recovery of natural and urban beach systems in Hong Kong during several typhoons.



Accredited Academic Pathways to Chartership

Date: 25 October 2018

Speaker: Dr. Alex Webb

This Seminar is organised by the Young Fellows Group of the Hong Kong Regional Group and aims to promote the importance of undergraduate subject choices as a foundation for students seeking professional careers in Geoscience.


Introductory Course on Core Logging

Date: 8 September 2018

Speaker: Edison Tse

The HKRG organised annual Core Logging Course as part of commitment to developing standards. The course was led by Edison Tse of the Geological Survey of Hong Kong. The practical session was held in Fugro's Core Depot at Kam Tin. Participants came from 14 Consulting & Contracting companies within the private sector in Hong Kong. HK is quite unique in that almost half the young Geologists are women.

Core Logging



Boat Trip to Double Haven

Date: 28 July 2018

Leader: Prof. LS Chan

HKRG visited Double Island, Crescent Island, and Port Island during the boat trip. Special thanks must go to Prof. Chan for his guidance.

Double Haven

HKRG Networking

Date: 29 June 2018

This event aims at providing social networking for the HKRG. Olivia Lam talked about her project – “Petrographic Study & Geological Model of Contact between Meta-tuff & Meta-sedimentary Rock in the Northern NT” to help kick the process off. This is a unique study for a young geologist using thin sections and petrography.


Pushing Forward – the History, Challenges and Future of Cone Penetration Testing in Hong Kong

CPTDate: 7 May 2018

Speaker: William Bond

This seminar was jointly organised with the Professional Branch of the Geological Society of Hong Kong. William Bond introduced the aspects of Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) and he shared his view on the states of CPT in Hong Kong. Over 60 fellows participated in the seminar and the response was positive. The seminar was followed by a discussion among the professional practitioners. HKRG is looking forward to arranging a course/workshop related to this topic in the near future.




John Talbot's Visit

HKRG warmly welcomes John Talbot, the Vice President from Chartership, GSL for his visit to Hong Kong. John shared the latest news related to Chartership and Professional Council to the fellows of HKRG, and geology students.


What Lies Beneath - A Decade of Underground Construction in Hong Kong


Date: 9 April 2018

Speaker: Dr. Nick Koor

HKRG welcomes Dr. Nick Koor again to give us a talk on his study. A gathering with engineering geology & geotechnics students from the University of Portsmouth, geology students from Hong Kong, and HKRG fellows was held after the seminar.




Annual General Meeting

Date: 28 February 2018

New committee members are elected for 2018/19 session:

Chair: Kevin Styles
Secretary: Trudy Kwong
Treasurer: Raymond Sung

Ordinary Committee members: Ada Chan, Alex Al-Nuaimi, Eric Cheung, Dickson Leung, Kan Tam, Sally Lam, Stephen Ng & Xavier Shum


Chair's Report


Annual Dinner

Date: 9 February 2018

Over 160 Fellows of the Geological Society had celebrated another successful year for the Hong Kong Regional Group on 9 February 2018. The occasion was marked by a dinner at the Craigengower Cricket Club, where we were very fortunate to be joined by our guest Dr. Edward Brand.

This year we have 11 companies sponsoring corporate tables, namely AECOM, Arcadis, Arup, CH2M Halcrow, Fugro, Golder Associates, HKU DES, Jacobs, Lam Geotechnics, Meinhardt, and Mott MacDonald.

Annual Dinner

Thank you everyone for your support!