ECOSIGG In-person Industry Insights and Networking Event

05 June, 2024



5th June 2024 | 1730-2030hrs BST | Arup Auditorium, London, W1T4QS

This event is free to attend, but booking is essential.

ECOSIGG would like to welcome you to our in-person industry insights and networking event at the Arup offices in London.

Our two speakers, Mick Cook and Aggeliki Georgiopoulou, will share their experiences in the offshore industry.

A networking session with refreshments provided will follow the talks.

We look forward to welcoming early-career professionals and university students to join us for an evening filled with insightful presentations and networking opportunities!

Mick Cook, Director MCL Consultancy

From MSc to MD – Lessons Learned On The Way!

Presenter’s Biography: Since completing his MSc in 1979, Mick has spent 45 years working as a marine site investigation geophysicist in the energy sector. Initially working as a contractor, Mick joined the embryonic consultancy Hydrosearch, in 1984. Over the next 20 years, he assisted the company as a partner and director in building the business into one of the largest geoscience/environmental consultancies in the world. Hydrosearch was bought by RPS in 2003. Mick was appointed MD of the newly formed RPS Energy and, over the next five years helped grow the business 10-fold. In 2008 Mick semi-retired and set up his own consultancy – MCL.

Abstract: Mick has enjoyed almost every one of the 45 years spent working as an SI geophysicist in the offshore energy sector. During this time, he has seen many changes in the site investigation business from pre-computer, pre-GPS, pre-internet, etc to today’s highly sophisticated and highly valued business. Mick has been fortunate to have worked globally with exceptional ‘can-do’ people and has enjoyed a modicum of success from lowly days spent ‘in the field’ to developing, running, and, latterly, assisting businesses by sitting on a number of boards as a non-executive director during semi-retirement. Along the way, Mick has learned many lessons; one of the biggest being ‘it is not just about the science’. Before retiring fully, Mick is keen to share his learnings with young/early career geoscientists, enabling them to enjoy the success that Mick has experienced.

Dr Aggeliki Georgiopoulou, Geoscience Manager at Ternan Energy

Transferable Skills Between Academia and Industry

Presenter’s Biography: Aggie is a Marine Geologist with more than 20 years of experience in researching seabed geohazards. She gained her PhD from the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre and moved on to a post-doc at Cardiff University (3DLab) as part of the CAPROCKS industry-funded consortium. She was a senior lecturer at University College Dublin and the University of Brighton. She is a Fulbright scholar alumna, having spent half a year at the US Geological Survey in Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 2018.

Aggie has published extensively on offshore geohazards and the marine record of the Quaternary offshore UK and Ireland. She has supervised and examined several graduate and postgraduate projects. She has participated in numerous offshore oceanographic expeditions and has been Chief Scientist herself on several occasions on the Irish national Research Vessel Celtic Explorer.