Practical Information and Venue

General information
The 14th Euroconference on Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics will take place via Zoom. Each session will be moderated by the organising committee and/or the Chair of the session. The online conference includes our Gold sponsors’ workshops (, 7 keynote sessions, 51 talks, 2 poster sessions and several online social activities. The conference includes plenty of breaks to allow time for moving and stretching. Those colleagues who wish to virtually gather during the breaks can do so via break-out Zoom sessions. The conference includes two evening social events, where colleagues can meet to chill out at the end of the conference day. These sessions will run via Gather Town. There will be two awards offered (best poster and best presentation) at the end of the conference.


Zoom platform
The conference will run via Zoom (Strathclyde licence). The Zoom links together with the passwords will be emailed to the conference participants towards the end of the week before the conference. Please check whether this email has slipped into your junk folder. You can also find the links to the Zoom session attached to the conference programme. However, to have access to that material, you need to log into the conference website. Access to the conference session will be given only to those colleagues registered (

A document summarising how to connect via Zoom is available here. Before connecting, please indicate your name, affiliation and gender pronouns so that the conference participants know who you are.
For those who wish to have a place for side discussions, share a drink remotely, a laugh etc., we will provide links for groups to join two evening (UK time) social events using the platform of

System specifications: Gather can be used on any computer (laptop or desktop) or mobile device, on any OS (Windows, Mac OS, Linux), using one of the supported web browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • The Safari experience is currently in Beta
For the best experience it is recommended to have a computer or mobile device with:
  • 2.4 GHz dual core
  • 8 Gb RAM
  • internet speeds of minimum 10 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload
  • a webcam and a microphone
More information can be found here:

Best practice for participating in the 14th Euroconference on Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics online event:
  • If required, please, use a cable connection, rather than wifi.
  • When required, please, use a headphone.
  • Please note that your microphone will be muted by default when joining the session.
  • Connect your computer to the power supply.
  • Check in advance that your web camera and the microphone on your headset or earphones are working.
  • Keep your presentation on time.
  • Please display your name, affiliation and gender pronouns: you can edit this by right clicking on the name displayed at the bottom left of the screen and clicking on Rename.
  • Participants’ videos can be on or off depending on which option makes you feel more comfortable.
  • To facilitate asynchronous participation in the conference (due to the different time zones and/or childcare responsibilities) all presentations will be recorded and shared initially within the conference participants for a limited period. After the end of the conference, the material might become available to the general community via an online platform. Informed consent will be required from the conference participants.