Climate Change Impact on Existing or Future Onshore Pipelines

Registration Deadline
1 March 2024
Seminar Location
Estrel Berlin, Convention Center
Seminar Timing
08 April 2024

Aim / Background

Since Climate Change is an issue of paramount importance that affects environment, humans and infrastructure worldwide, the course will provide an in-depth introduction into the subject and importance of Climate Change during the stages of evaluation, design, construction and operation of onshore pipelines.

Delegates will learn about the need for the Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment of Climate Change in relation to the route selection and the pipeline integrity. Additionally, potential mitigation measures will be presented.

The main disciplines that will be presented during the course are Hydrology, Hydraulic Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering, while special emphasis will be given on soil-pipeline interaction.

The course will also integrate the aforementioned topics with Life-cycle Analysis and Performance-based Design concepts.


Approval (for German Engineers)

The seminar "Climate Change Impact on Existing or Future Onshore Pipelines" is recognized as a training session in accordance with §6 FuWo. Consulting engineers and engineers of the German Chambers of Engineers receive 8.00 training points for participation.



  1. Introduction
    1. Climate
    2. Evidence of Climate Change
    3. Causes of Climate Change

  1. Climate Change Impact on the Environment
    1. Air
    2. Rain / Water
    3. Ground / Underground

  1. Climate Change & Geohazards 
    1. River Crossings
    2. Slope Instabilities & Landslides
    3. Earthquake-related Geohazards

  1. Climate Change Impact on Structures
    1. Impact on Onshore Pipelines
    2. Impact on Compressor Stations
    3. Potential Mitigation Measures
Target Group

Managers, Pipeline Engineers, Technicians or other interested personnel from operators that are involved during the stages of evaluation, design, construction and operation of a pipeline. Engineering Consultants active in the field of hydraulic and geotechnical engineering. Personnel from the authorities or certification bodies involved with pipeline integrity and assessment and licensing.


Dr Yiannis Tsompanakis is a civil engineer specialized in computational dynamic methods in engineering. He is Professor in the School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering of the Technical University of Crete, Greece, and Head of Computational Dynamics & Energy (CODEN) Research Group. His research and engineering interests and expertise include structural and geotechnical earthquake engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, soil-structure interaction, structural optimization, probabilistic mechanics, structural integrity assessment & monitoring, seismic vulnerability & mitigation of geohazards, life-cycle analysis & performance-based design, artificial intelligence methods in engineering, etc. Over the last years, he has given particular emphasis on various engineering problems related to the impact of geohazards on structures and infrastructure, aiming to assist in the protection of the environment, population and infrastructure (transportation networks, pipelines, tanks, etc.) from natural and man-made disasters. Indicative research fields are: a) design of onshore and offshore gas pipelines against geohazards (active faults, landslides, etc.), b) seismic design of liquid fuel tanks, c) onshore and offshore wind turbine design with emphasis on dynamic soil-structure interaction, d) seismic vulnerability of buildings, dams, waste landfills, tailings dams, etc. His research results have been presented in more than 250 publications. He has also organized journal special issues, edited volumes, as well as several conferences, special sessions and mini-symposia. He is member of the editorial board and reviewer in many scientific engineering journals. Ηe serves as the Technical Editor of the Structure and Infrastructure Engineering Journal (Taylor & Francis Publ.).

Seminars Contact

Dennis Fandrich
+49 511 90992-22
Dennis Fandrich