Established in 2008 with the approval of the Ministry of Education, Three Gorges Research Center for Geohazards of Ministry of Education (abbr. TGRC), is a comprehensive open platform devoted to geosciences and above all research on geohazards. The platform involves 7 first-level disciplines, i.e. Geology, Geological Resources and Geological Engineering, Geophysics, Environmental Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water Conservancy Engineering, as well as Management Science and Engineering. The subject of the platform consists of a large-scale comprehensive filed test site of geohazards in Badong County of Three Gorges Reservoir Area, a field test site in Zigui County, a comprehensive field observation and research base made up of six research laboratories and a multifunctional information platform for geohazards.
TGRC constructs and operates the 985 innovative platform for key disciplines of geohazards research in the Three Gorges Reservoir Region of the Yangtze River (abbr. Three Gorges Platform). The platform currently has 20 permanent staff and 30 part-time staff, including 1 scholar in “The Recruitment Program of Global Experts”, 1 Chief Scientist of Project 973, and 1 National Outstanding Teacher. TGRC has built up 15 geohazards laboratories in Zigui and Wuhan, 6 stations (networks) of geohazards and environmental monitoring scientifically distributed in the Three Gorges Reservoir Region. It possesses more than 50 sets of state-of-the-art large-scale experimental apparatus and field monitoring equipment.
After 11 years of development, TGRC has become a science popularization base of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering. During the National Engineering Geology Conference 2018, the Badong Field Test Site was listed as one of the Top 10 Achievements of Engineering Geology in recent years.
August 26, 2017,during the Badong International Geohazards symposium, domestic and foreign experts visited the tunnel group of the Badong field test site of CUG.
On-site internship of Badong geological disaster
A collaborative geo-hazard survey in Three Gorges area between TGRC staffs and academics of European Union FP7 project
Post-graduate students Conduct large-scale direct shear testing in Zigui experimental base.
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