Early Careers Offshore Site Investigation Geoscientists and Geotechnical Engineers Presentation Competition

Offshore Renewable Innovation

25 May, 2022


Early Careers Offshore Site Investigation Geoscience and Geotechnics (ECOSIGG) Group

Poster Competition

25th May Event, presentation, and award announcement

Hybrid Event (remote and in-person event)

Primary Event Location (Presenters, Panel and attendees): Supported by Jordan Geear, ECOSIGG Committee Member (Atkins Global)
Ørsted Power (UK) Ltd, 5 Howick Place, Westminster, London SW1P 1WG

Secondary Event Location (Attendees and video link to Primary Location) supported by Darren Burbury, ECOSIGG Chairman (Scottish Power renewables), and Scott Whyte (ECOSIGG Secretary (Geowynd)
Scottish Power Renewables, 320 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5AD

Click to register your place at the LONDON venue

Click to register your place at the GLASGOW venue

Click to register your place via Zoom to join this event remotely

18:15 Event Start & Introductions to Speakers, plus an explanation of strict timing rules

18:20 Keynote 1: Roi Santos (Orsted): Energy Transition, Site Investigation Challenges, Holistic View from a Developers Perspective

18:35 Competition finalist Speaker 1 – Quoc Anh Tran: Submarine Landslides and Their Impact On Infrastructure

18:45 Competition finalist Speaker 2 – Carlos Molina: Improved Soil Structure Interaction Method for Efficient Monopile

18:55 Competition finalist Speaker 3 – Benjamin Cerfontaine: Physical and Numerical Modelling of Helical Piles for Floating Offshore Renewable Energy Devices

19:05 Competition finalist Speaker 4 – Xiaoyang Cheng: Optimisation of Soil Testing Procedure for Monopile Foundation Design of Offshore Wind Farms

19:15 Competition finalist Speaker 5 – Sebastian Elliott: Characterisation of Rock Mass Behaviour in Geotechnical Analyses

19:25 Q&A for all speakers

19:40 Keynote 2: Dr Andy Galbraith (Geowynd/Ocean Infinity): Energy Transition, Site Investigation Solutions, Holistic View from a Contractors Perspective

19:40 Judging

19:55 Award announcement

20:05 Closing remarks

20:10 Event End – Social at Each Event Location

Judging will be 50% audience voting, from in-person/remote attendees, and 50% the expert judging panel.

Judging Panel

  • Dr Felix Schroeder – (Senior Partner, GCG)
  • Chris Martin – (Director, Arup)
  • David Rushton – (Director, East Point Geo)

What does the competition involve?

A 10-minute presentation on an offshore geoscience or geotechnical subject of your choice, following by a 5-minute Q&A section from the judges and audience.

The panel of judges will assess both the quality of the presentation and the individual’s knowledge of the subject matter.

The audience will also have a chance to vote for their favourite presentation

What is the prize?

  • Winner: £1000 (sponsored by Scottish Power Renewables)
  • 1st runner up: £500 (sponsored by Geowynd)
  • 2nd runner up: £250 (sponsored by SAND Geophysics)

Who can enter?

The competition is open for geoscientists or geotechnical engineers with maximum age of 35.

Thank you to our sponsors