we are glad to announce the session on Offshore Geotechnics included in the programme of the ALERT Geomaterials Workshop 2018 – 1-3 October, Aussois (France):
The Alliance of Laboratories in Europe for Education, Research and Technology (ALERT) “Geomaterials” was created in 1989 in an effort to develop a European School of Thinking in the field of the Mechanics of Geomaterials. The main activity of ALERT is the annual workshop held each October in the beautiful French location of Aussois.
This year for the first time there will be a session dedicated to Offshore Geotechnics. The session provides an opportunity for people working in the field to get together in a workshop setting to discuss trending topics in the field. Topics could include, but are not limited to, challenges around the development of offshore renewable resources from wind, waves and tides, extending the life of offshore oil and gas platforms and the impact of geohazards. Both fundamental and applied contributions are welcome to identify and discuss state-of-the-art approaches covering theoretical, experimental and numerical analysis. Particularly appreciated will be research concerning soil behaviour and soil-structure interaction under cyclic/dynamic loading, as well as novel methods to predict the installation performance of offshore foundation systems.
You are warmly invited to submit abstracts for possible presentations. Abstracts should be up to 2 pages (between 500 and 1000 words) and include figures as appropriate. Based on the abstracts received, up to 13 contributions will be selected for oral presentation (please note full paper submission is not required). Each presentation will last 20 minutes with 5 minutes for discussion.
Submissions should be addressed to F.Pisano@tudelft.nl no later than 30 April 2018.