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
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
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): Are some offshore geotechnical borehole data acquisition methods “stuck in the mud”? Will The Energy Transition force the industry to re-evaluate common practice?
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.
- 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